New outside learning environment for Bishop’s Stortford Pre-Prep

A new outside learning environment for pupils at Bishop’s Stortford College Pre-Prep has been unveiled this week. The design incorporates several zones and various types of equipment all chosen to reflect and enhance pupils' early development.

New outside learning environment for Bishop’s Stortford Pre-Prep
Pupil climbing on equipment (Photo: Bishop's Stortford College)

A new outside learning environment for pupils at Bishop’s Stortford College Pre-Prep has been unveiled this week.

Development of the Early Years Foundation Stage at the Bishop’s Stortford College Pre-Prep began back in 2015, with a need to create an outside area that was an enabling environment for pupils incorporating four key areas: a quiet space; a growing natural area; an area for investigative sand, water and mud play; and an area for physical play and construction.

The design incorporates several zones and various types of playground and learning equipment all chosen to reflect and enhance pupils’ early development.

Pupils having fun in playhouse (Photo: Bishop's Stortford College)

Pupils have access to climbing apparatus to further challenge their physical development, as well as a wobbly bridge which leads into the wild area, where the pupils will investigate minibeasts and plants.

The new learning environment will provide opportunities for pupils to develop their own play and independent exploration.

New outdoor learning equipment (Photo: Bishop's Stortford College)

Head of Pre-Prep, Belinda Callow, said: "The Pre-Prep is a magical learning environment, where the children are nurtured and are safe to investigate, explore and discover.

"The high-quality teaching and learning is enhanced by well-resourced classrooms and an amazing teaching team.

"We are so pleased to now have an outside play area that reflects this excellence in the classroom.

"What a fantastic environment for children to develop, creating a wonderful foundation on which to blossom on their learning journey.

Outdoor play equipment (Photo: Bishop's Stortford College)

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