Pupils at Edenham CofE Primary School have returned from their summer break to discover a fantastic new outdoor area in which they can play and learn in a safe and fun environment. Specially designed to meet the educational needs of Edenham’s reception class, the fully refurbished facility includes an outdoor classroom, reading shed, stage, bike track and construction pit. The reading shed, which will be available to use at any point throughout the day, was purchased with donations in memory of a former Teaching Assistant who passed away at the beginning of 2021. The outdoor classroom will be used all year round to enhance the school’s writing and maths provision, particularly for younger pupils.
Each area features equipment to promote active play, from building bricks and blackboards to toys and trikes. Edenham has also added an exciting woodland trim trail that is suitable for all its pupils to use. According to Head of School, Michael Pasqualino, the children have been asking for a trim trail for some time and so he is delighted they were able to include one as part of Edenham’s new playscape. As well as being fun to use, these popular natural climbing structures help youngsters improve their physical abilities, balance and coordination.
Michael Pasqualino says the school’s new outdoor area is a great addition and has given the school a real boost after a challenging year due to the pandemic. He comments: “Access to outdoor play opportunities is essential to young children’s wellbeing and development, so we believe this is a really worthwhile investment in their future.”
Edenham CofE Primary School is an academy within the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust, which is a Multi Academy Trust set up by the Diocese of Lincoln in 2013 to build a mutually supportive family of academies in Greater Lincolnshire. Children attending this happy village school find themselves in a successful, energetic and enthusiastic environment, learning to the best of their ability and living a rich and interesting school life.