New outdoor classroom for St Mary’s Primary School, Roughton

New outdoor classroom at St Mary's Primary School, Roughton. Back, left to right, headteacher Polly

New outdoor classroom at St Mary's Primary School, Roughton. Back, left to right, headteacher Polly Kossowicz and school governor Helen Steward with year 5 and 6 pupils.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Children at a north Norfolk primary school can now get closer to nature thanks to a new outdoor classroom.

The hexagonal wooden building, fitted with seating, has been installed at St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Roughton, near Cromer.

It would be used weekly for morning assembly in good weather, and year-round woodland learning sessions, according to Polly Kossowicz, head teacher at St Mary's, which belongs to the national Forest Schools network.

The school's 46 pupils enjoy outdoor activities including den building, camp fires and cookery.

And they will shortly be digging an allotment where they will grow vegetables for the school kitchen.


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The classroom, some steps and a gate, together costing £1,600, were funded by the church, with a 10pc contribution from the Robert Brown Trust which set up the school.

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