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Creation of an Outdoor Learning Space at Chillingham Road Primary School

(Tyne & Wear)

The development of a stimulating, discovery-filled outdoor area for children living in an inner-city will enable them to engage with the natural environment and promote learning. The school is surrounded by flats. Transforming the school yard into an interactive all-weather play area would benefit the health and education of children and families.

Our goals:

  • To create an outdoor area supporting EYFS guidelines; aiding physical and social development; encouraging understanding of the environment through interaction with natural materials; creating opportunities to learn using open-ended explorative play.
  • To build upon previous successful developments, by developing a reading den, covered area and activity resources, which will give opportunities for outdoor activities in all weathers ,enhancing the children’s health, learning and enjoyment.
  • To develop a fantastic and unique way of achieving the requirements of the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, whilst also involving our parents and local community.
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How we will achieve our goals

Following recent training the strong Early Years team is committed to creating a sustainable urban garden. A volunteer team is ready to support and a wish list is formulated. This includes a reading den, outdoor clothing and accessible activities to promote an inclusive approach. We are ready to make a difference for the local community.

Where the money will go

While this is identified as an education project, it will potentially involve all ages and abilities from babies to the elderly. Although based in a school the premises are accessed by community groups who may benefit from an accessible, safe and stimulating outdoor area. The team plans for this environment to be a vibrant oasis in an urban setting

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7 June 2016

One year ago we were in the middle of the voting round of the One Family Foundation Community Award…

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Seasons a changing, children a growing!

7 May 2016

A lovely update from one of the parents on the school run – So, it’s 2 whole terms since the play…

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