Outdoor Learning Launch Party

 

Thursday 19th October was the grand launch of the new outdoor learning area using funding from the Tesco bags of help scheme. The school welcomed visitors including ex teachers, PTA members, governors and representatives from the local Tesco and 'bags of help' came to help the children celebrate the great achievement. 

 

Guests were served with decorated fairy cakes and chicken shaped biscuits made by the children containing eggs from our chickens, they tasted honey from our bees and enjoyed chatting with members of the school council. 

 

Children participated In a range of outdoor learning activities including art using symmetrical patterns with natural items and maths with sticks. 

 

It was a great success with children saying. "I thought today went really well, the guests enjoyed themselves."

One of the guests wrote "Once again I am proud and delighted to write to you and your staff and pupils to congratulate you all. I thoroughly enjoyed the official opening of the Outdoor Learning  Area this morning. What a lovely occasion it was! A lot of hard work must have gone into the planning, organising, fund raising, let alone the building and establishing of the valuable and exciting facility.

 

It was a treat to be fed and watered and welcomed by the pupils."
 
 

"I really did enjoy this morning at the opening of the 'Outdoor Learning Area' and it was great to be back with the children at Whyteleafe again. 

Please pass on my thanks to Hudson for taking care of me and showing me around. He answered all my questions without falter.  He certainly knows his chickens and bees.  

All the children, as usual, were polite and helpful"

"I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Opening of the Outdoor Learning Area yesterday. The event was very well organised and I would like to commend my Class 3A School Council guide.  He was polite, articulate and above all enthusiastic about every aspect of the school and is a great credit to you all.

The Outdoor Learning that is now possible will definitely enhance the curriculum and appeal to many of the children  I had a good chat with Edward about the Tree Investigation card he picked up and it definitely encourages children to think in different ways."