Learning in nature
As an inner-city school, we recognise the importance of giving children lots of opportunities to engage with nature, especially in a world where the environment is increasingly under threat. Our play areas offer oases of green against the backdrop of Canary Wharf.
We have edible playgrounds where children plant seeds, watch them germinate and grow…and then eat them to complete the cycle. We have our very own egg-laying chickens for the children to feed and and a bug hotel to encourage insects to colonise our gardens and pollinate our flowers and fruit vines. We encourage our children to muck in and get their hands dirty, and they love it!