New outdoor classroom at Hazlegrove
Hazlegrove have unveiled their new outdoor classroom which promises to be a wonderful resource, lending itself to all sorts of activities. Outdoor Education is part of the curriculum for all at Hazlegrove, with older pupils enjoying residential trips which build on the skills they have learnt.
Hazlegrove School has unveiled its new outdoor classroom which promises to be a wonderful resource, lending itself to all sorts of activities.
The classroom is the latest addition in a programme of growth for the school following the recent refurbishment of the Junior Boys' Boarding House as well as major make-overs for the dining room and sports hall.
Headmaster Ed Benbow said: "This classroom is such a wonderful addition to our facilities and has been generously funded by the Hazlegrove Friends.
"We are greatly looking forward to showing the Hazlegrove Community how much fun we are having putting it to good use.
"We believe in really making the most of our fantastic surroundings here, and aim to foster a love of the great outdoors in all of our pupils.
"It is always so worthwhile and a lot of fun to boot!"
Outdoor Education at Hazlegrove includes everything from making paper boats to sail in puddles on rainy days, to hunting for insects and butterflies in the summer sunshine.
It is part of the curriculum for all, with older pupils enjoying residential trips which build on the skills they have learnt.
Tom Birch, who runs the Outdoor Education programme at Hazlegrove, said: "This tremendous outdoor space offers so many opportunities for the children whether for Drama and performance poetry, nature writing and sketching, making music and singing, or a lovely alternative space for reading, tutor time or PHSE and Circle time, not to mention its use for clubs and activities for our lovely boarders!"