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Learning doesn't need to take place indoors!

Outdoor learning and play at Kings Cliffe School

Headteacher Lynda Bowyer commissioned Playscheme to design and build a new nature and sensory learning space.

Items included an outdoor resource centre with bi-folding doors, a sensory footpath, stream play system with push-button water, a dipping pond area and nature space.

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We also built the Drasil House, including a balcony and bench with storage and a music zone with high-quality soprano quartet ensemble, including congas, babel drum, cadenza and soprano pentatonic with stainless steel legs, all rounded off with benches.

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When the project first kicked off, particularly wet weather flooded the site, but we managed to create a drainage system and work continued!

Pond and water features

The water-based elements really allow for children to learn in a different way - they can see in practice capacity, forces, floating and sinking, lifestyles and habitats - and of course, have fun at playtimes too!

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Forest School

This part of the outdoor learning area includes a resource room with glass side windows and coloured glass roof verges. This is a good-sized space with an open side, so the children will be able to enjoy learning about different topics in an outdoor environment throughout the year.

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Download our brochure for more information