Pupils and parents join forces to improve school’s outdoor learning environment

Westgate pupils and parents and staff work hard to improve the outdoor learning experience at the school. The area has art, games and nature areas for the children to explore. ''FL; Hannah Green 4 and Logan Richmond-Frank help Andy green clear the weeds form the gardens.
Westgate pupils and parents and staff work hard to improve the outdoor learning experience at the school. The area has art, games and nature areas for the children to explore. ''FL; Hannah Green 4 and Logan Richmond-Frank help Andy green clear the weeds form the gardens.
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Armed with trowels and creativity, green fingered pupils and parents made their mark on an ongoing project to improve a school’s outdoor learning area.

They spent a morning digging, planting and raking to overhaul the environment used by nursery and reception children at Westgate Primary, in Bury St Edmunds.

Meanwhile, pupils also enjoyed outdoor games and used new equipment.

The outdoor work is to continue with staff revamping the school’s nature area to provide plants and vegetables.

Veronica Day, nursery nurse, said various items have been donated including wind chimes from parents and a tonne of bark from Ridgeons. The school also provided seating and parasols.

n Year 4 pupils at Barningham, Hopton, Stanton and Walsham-le-Willows Primary Schools shared the fun when they enjoyed a range of activities at Kings Wood Residential Centre, in West Runton.

It was part of an annual transition event.

n Photography students at West Suffolk College exhibited work focusing on the theme of music at The Apex, in Bury.

The images, by students including Sharra Wing and Rebecca Twelftree, of Thetford, featured bands in rehearsal and taking part in live gigs at the venue last November and December.

They were chosen by venue director Tony Doherty and are to be put in the boardroom following the exhibition.

n Children in the Lion Class at Guildhall Feoffment Primary, in Bury, were due to visit Pizza Express on Wednesday.

n Rattlesden Primary teacher Helen Ballam inspired pupils during a raft of science activities after freezing baked beans in a glove to create a baked bean hand.