Outdoor Learning Centre
The Outdoor Learning Centre (OLC) is a purpose designed, self contained building located on the margin between the sports field and the wilderness area of the pond/ancient woodland. The building and it's immediate surrounds are fenced to make it a safe and secure location for visiting groups.
The building itself consists of a main room that opens out, through patio style doors, to a decking and lawned area with picnic tables. This area in turn has gates onto the sports field so that the building can be used for large events such as sports day. In the main room there is a kitchen area where drinks and snacks can be prepared. Along one side of the building are windows that overlook a wildlife area with bird feeders, bug houses, etc. There are notice boards to display pictures of wildlife and work done, there are white boards for recording and teaching purposes. Outside the main room there are three toilets and a sink area for washing dirty hands and equipment. The room can accommodate a whole class group and has tables and chairs for formal seating or these can be cleared away to leave an open space. Rugs can be put down on the floor for pupils to sit on for story time whilst being warmed by the wood burning stove.