Stunning new Learning Lodge officially opens

By Keelan, Toby, Layah, Oscar, Daniel,  Dylan, and other school reporters at Jill Dando News

A STUNNING new Learning Lodge with hexagonal features and sensory plants has been officially opened.

Pupils have already been enjoying the out-of-this-world Learning Lodge at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset.

It is light, bright, hexagonal shaped like bees’ honeycomb, full of fascinating nature and is a wonderful, quiet environment for learning.

The lodge will provide fascinating and interesting learning which is the big passion of the school.

This week Principal Emma Barker ceremonially opened the centre, with an environmentally friendly rope.

Toby, 9, said: “The design shows that we are a team just like bees! The floor is hexagonal and looks like honeycomb – bees work in a team just like us.”

Principal Emma Barker said: “This Learning Lodge opens up yet another wonderful outside space for us to use all year round. 

“We are passionate about the forest-school-style learning and the pupils are already enjoying this amazing Learning Lodge.”

At the back of the lodge is a sensory garden, full of plants and wildlife growing freely. It also has a quirky floor which is made up of hexagons. There are multiple beanbags for comfort.

The lodge will support all subjects including maths, English, religious education, computing, Science and more.

Mrs Barker added: “Everything we do is to help pupils on their learning journey – this is a magnificent addition to that.“

The school, which has a history in the village over 150 years ago, is situated in incredibly stunning grounds with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust and has its own Jill Dando News Centre for pupils.

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