Pupils and staff took part in a morning garden party at Westminster Church of England Academy in Undercliffe this week to celebrate the launch of their new outdoor early year provision.
Following a £51,000 investment the exciting new outdoor area includes amazing new features including a castle and moat, a maths shed resourced with a large range of natural resources, a mud kitchen, a bug hotel, a large sand pit and dry river beds. Each of the different play areas has been designed by an early years consultant to ensure that learning is accelerated by a wide variety of resources sparking imagination, creativity and team work.
The school also proudly showcased an improved indoor early years space for their 3-5 year old pupils designed to bring every day learning to life.
To celebrate the new provision the children at Westminster hosted a morning garden party for parents, other pupils and friends of the school. This included helping to bake the cakes for the day, make the egg sandwiches and welcome the guests to their school. Ashley Reed (Finance Director for BDAT) cut the ribbon, the children sang and a prayer was said by the Principal to bless the new area.
Nicky White, Principal at Westminster said “We are so excited to open our new indoor and outdoor provision improving the learning and play experience for all the children in our early years. The investment in the layout of the provision has been carefully designed to ensure that whether through group work, through taught provision or through independent play, our children have every opportunity to learn and discover from the day they start their education here at Westminster”.
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