Our Secret Garden

19th August 2020

“Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.”

“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”

Charlotte Mason

Over the Summer break our wonderful Parents’ Association have funded work to open up our once (very) wild garden. Mrs Millington who has planned the project, took these photos... we are all feeling very excited.
 
We look forward to using our secret garden when we return to school in September.

Our Secret Garden is an amazing place!

Located to the left of our school field, the area is a wonderful wilderness for children explore throughout the school year.  It has a pond, bug hotel and much more planned for children can explore.  We plan for our secret garden to become a wonderful outdoor classroom for many science and creative projects.

 

Recent studies have highlighted some benefits of outdoor learning for young children:

  • higher levels of conversational language.
  • greater independence.
  • improved health and sleeping patterns.
  • greater physical competence and agility.
  • improved time focus on activities and more concentration.
  • a greater understanding of nature and the environment.
  • improved social skills, involvement and initiative.

We love our secret garden and will enjoy being in it whenever we can!