Welcome to Mersey Park’s Outdoor Classroom

 

We have been lucky enough to secure a piece of land which has now become part of our school grounds. This will be developed into an outdoor classroom for use by all members of our school, to take their lessons outdoors and see learning from a different perspective.

This grassed area currently has six mature trees, including beech and oak and still retains the original path and old sandstone wall. So far we have made a meeting circle (hopefully one day maybe a fire circle) and planted willow whips. The Eco Team planted the willow to form it into a tunnel as it grows and also a willow wall, which will provide sticks for weaving and other crafts.

To shelter the area, we will be planting beech hedging in March, with further planting throughout the next couple of years. Other plans include using recycled materials, such as pallets and decking, to make planters, compost bins and seating. Our Eco Team do regular litter picks and recently helped spread wood chips in the meeting circle. We can’t wait for it to really start being used for lessons- watch this space!

Mrs Porter

 

Eco Team Update.

Our new outdoor classroom. The team set about surveying the area this afternoon, measuring the perimeter, length and width and identifying the six mature trees we have within the area.

 

 

Eco Team Update.

We like our new fire circle! We gave our outdoor classroom a good litter pick and we’ve been asked for ideas to add to the area. Next up – we need to plant a willow tunnel and make some compost bins for all the leaves.

 

 

Eco Team Update.

Thank you to our older members of the team for helping to plant our willow tunnel this morning.

 

Eco Team Update.

The team got to work spreading the wood chippings in our meeting circle.  Well done everyone!