New outdoor area is a hit with pupils

September 23 2021
New outdoor area is a hit with pupils

CHILDREN at St Michael's Primary School in Winterbourne have been making the most of a new outdoor area where they can play and learn at the same time.

The school in Linden Close has built a tree house, climbing wall, mud kitchens, a music and a water wall for pupils, as well as their own walk-in sandpit.

Head teacher Kirsty Robson said: "I cannot wait to see how the children develop their play and learn throughout the year." 

Mrs Robson said it was "wonderful" to have "a little bit of pre-covid normality" after two disrupted years for all schools, and this year's new children at the school had made a "fantastic start".

She said: "To be able to come together for whole school assemblies and ‘Storytime with Mrs Robson’, albeit outside currently – really brings home what children (and staff) have missed out on over this past eighteen months.

"The children have returned with an energised attitude to their learning and are eager to share their fantastic work in the hope that it goes up in a picture frame on my office wall."

The school is holding open visits for parents with children starting school next year on October 5 from 5-6pm and October 21 from 9.15-10.15am.  

Picture: Making some noise at the music wall