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Otterbourne Primary builds an outdoor classroom
10:44am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
COME rain or shine, it’s outside for pupils at a Hampshire primary school.
There are no tables or chairs in the octagonal-shaped room but low-level windows so the 251 pupils can watch the wildlife in the boggy meadow, a Site of Special Conservation Interest.
Head teacher Alison Langrish said: “We don’t call it a classroom. Children love being outdoors.
“It’s adults who don’t like going out when it’s raining or wet.”
The school enlisted the help of parents who offered their professional expertise and helped raise £123,000 to build the timber eco-lodge.
The roof of the structure is made of recycled tyres and a pod houses the kitchen and has an air-source heating pump.