Pupils turn to the woods for ideal outdoor classroom

Offwell School's Beech Class in Offwell Woods

Offwell School's Beech Class in Offwell Woods - Credit: Offwell School

Children and staff at Offwell School near Honiton have been delighted to be back at school at full capacity. 

Headteacher Lorna Legg said: “It has been wonderful to hear the classrooms and playgrounds ringing with excited voices. 

“Even though our school has been open for keyworkers throughout lockdown, the school is once again truly alive. Walking round the school there is a real pleasure in seeing children back in their classes learning.  

“Teachers have confirmed the high levels of enthusiasm and energy that are resonating in the rooms are resulting in growing confidence and greater learning. We look forward to this continuing.”

Mrs Legg added: “Like all schools, we are still keeping everyone safe, so we are unable to go on our usual school trips at the moment. 

“However, we are so lucky to be situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, almost next to Offwell Woods. 

“With the support of the Offwell Woodland Education Trust, our classes have been able to use the woods for some amazing learning opportunities, as well as a chance for physical exercise and developing an appreciation of the beautiful environment surrounding us. We are passionate about our vision for children who can Be Well, Learn Well and Live Well.”

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