The Beswick and Middleton Federation of Schools has continued to develop its progressive outdoor environment with the introduction of a new member of staff.
Mrs Sylvia Milner has joined the two village schools to work as an Environmental tutor. Executive Headteacher Steve Woodhouse sees the innovative role as a way to realise the schools’ ambition to have an outdoor classroom. He said: “Sylvia is a fantastic addition to our staff and adds a new dimension to the creative curriculum.
“Her wealth of gardening experience not only benefits our grounds, but inspires our children.
“The children are learning to be self sufficient as we create sustainable living.’ He added: “The recently regenerated wildlife area at Middleton provides the children with an excellent environment in which to learn about living things and the outdoors.
“The area was created over twenty years ago and unfortunately became almost too wild.”
The children are enjoying learning about the history of its creation and finding the original paths and pond.”