Our Facilities & Resources 2019-07-31T13:46:06+00:00

Our Facilities & Resources

The Building!

Our bespoke Wooden framed classroom has space inside to seat a full class with room to spare. It also has a drying room/changing room and a store cupboard. It even has a covered wash down area to help the children look after our amazing kit!

 

Natural Woodland

A good selection of native semi-mature trees provide excellent opportunities to play and study trees, plants and animals in their natural environment.

 

Nature gardens

Students, staff, parents and volunteers from Reaseheath college have helped create a series of gardens that provide habitats for a number of species ranging from invertebrates to mammals and birds. These spaces are managed less than normal gardens and boast log piles, rock piles, dead hedges and Bug hotels to help our wildlife thrive!

 

Fire-pit

Our fire-pit area allows children to experience real camp-fires in a controlled manner, learning about fire and outdoor cooking. It also offers the opportunity for story-telling outside and many other group-based activities.

 

Climbing wall –

Our 5m climbing wall boasts 6 roped climbs and a 40ft traverse wall. Children learn how to climb, belay, work collaboratively and overcome fears in a controlled environment that may one day lead to bigger challenges on real rock.

 

Outdoor Classroom

Our octagonal timber-framed structure seats 30 children comfortably. It is excellent for introductions, games, discussions, and many other activities that might otherwise be delivered inside – adding an extra element to learning.

 

Outdoor Play equipment

designed to encourage children to assess personal risk and take responsibility for themselves and others while remaining active.

 

Den-building

The woodland has provided us with ample sticks to erect dens suitable for a whole host of scenarios – combine these with cord and maybe a tarp or two and these shelters could even house us for a night under the stars!

 

Tools

Children may be given the opportunity to develop skills using knives, loppers and other outdoor tools developing practical skills and learning about safe use.

 

Problem-solving/team-building activities

Numerous challenges have been created to help children overcome problems and work collaboratively.

 

Gardening site

A series of raised beds to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, while learning about plants and food production.

 

EYFS Outdoor learning area

A fenced off area under a mighty ash tree has allowed our nursery children to plant herb gardens, explore the wildlife and create natural art within a safe natural environment.

 

Nature Trail

Thanks to The Princes Trust Cheshire for coming and building us our very own nature trail that the children love exploring!!