Castle helps transform outdoor space at Frampton Cotterell school

September 30 2021
Castle helps transform outdoor space at Frampton Cotterell school

CHILDREN at Frampton Cotterell C of E Primary School now have their very own castle to fire their imaginations.

Cotterell Castle, for younger children, is part of a project to transform the school's outdoor spaces over the summer, with new play equipment and teaching space.

Funded by South Gloucestershire Council, the Friends of Frampton Parent Association and the Oscars Before and After School Club, the school also has a new climbing zone and a 'weather-friendly' artificial turf area, which can be used in wet conditions. 

A rustic nature kitchen for mud pies and potions has been created and even hosts a 'bug club' for wildlife.

An outdoor wooden stage, with a seating area, around a tree has been created for performances, with matting on the surrounding ground so it can be used all year round. 

Deputy Head Teacher Hannah Hornig said: "This is an exceptional space for the children to learn in the natural environment and embrace the magic and wonder of childhood." 

The school is holding an open day on October 16 from 10am to midday, with parents and children invited to come and play.

Families can call 01454 867205 to register an interest.