Learning is an adventure

Langlees Primary School open their new outdoor learning space
Langlees Primary School open their new outdoor learning space

Education took a decidedly adventurous turn for pupils of Langlees Primary School last week.

The youngsters, with help from longstanding school cleaner and guest of honour Eunice Wilson, officially opened their new outdoor learning space at the David’s Loan premises.

Featuring a sandpit area, a stage for performances, a tunnel and a willow archway, the playground venture has already proved popular with everyone from P1s to P7s.

It all began back in June last year when pupils, parents and teachers were consulted over what kind of facility they would like to create at the school.

Head teacher Gail McGlynn said: “We asked what they wanted the space to look like and how we could best use it to improve the learning experience for the pupils. Everyone was involved in this process and we submitted out plans to Grounds For Learning.

“Through this new space we hope to give our children better opportunities to learn, have a positive impact on their health and general wellbeing. It gives them more purposeful play and more opportunities to be creative.”

School musician Suzanne Bell and the Langlees Primary Glee Club provided some African music for the occasion on the opening and got to use the outdoor learning space’s new stage area to deliver their performance.

Communities Along the Carron (CATCA) has been working with the school to develop a garden area and more equipment will be added to the space at a later date.