Cultivating learning

Pupils in Knowsley have begun work on a project to transform their school playing field into a vibrant oasis for outdoor learning.

Children from Malvern Primary School in Huyton have been busy planting hundreds of mixed woodland trees, creating a forest area. Spring bulbs and sapling fruit trees have also been planted, which once established will form a beautiful orchard.

The impressive plans will see the school’s vast field developed into an exciting natural space boasting a wildflower meadow, turf labyrinth and science shack.

Pupils will have plenty of opportunity to exercise their green fingers, as each year group will have its own allotment. The children will also be able to enjoy pond dipping, bug hunts and bird spotting from the hide.

Julie Peach, headteacher at Malvern Primary School, said: “We’re really delighted that so many parents joined the children as we celebrated the start of the work on our new, exciting outdoor learning space.

“It will be an amazing journey for everyone involved in the ambitious transformation plans. Pupils will have plenty of opportunities to get hands-on involvement with each phase of the project and of course they will reap the benefits of having a fantastic outdoor learning environment once all the work is complete.”

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