Panshanger Park Forest School, which is located at Tarmac’s Panshanger Park, has celebrated its one-year anniversary. The celebration included a visit for local MP, as well as leaders from Tarmac and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
On 4 March, Sir Oliver Herald QC, MP for North East Hertfordshire, visited the Forest School. The Forest school offers outdoor learning opportunities for children aged 3 – 18. It opened in February 2015, and in its first year has welcomed over 500 children from 24 local schools. The Forest School is funded by Tarmac, the owners of Panshanger Park, and delivered in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Sir Oliver Heald said “I was delighted to see the Forest School on its first anniversary and would like to congratulate everybody involved, particularly Becky Shenton [the Forest School Officer] and the team at Tarmac. We are very lucky to have Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust in our area and to benefit from the great work they do.”
Lesley Davies, Chief Executive of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, said:“I am really proud of what the Forest School has achieved in its first year. It is a real inspiration to see children learning about wildlife, enjoying being outdoors and developing their confidence. We are looking forward to welcoming more children to the school and helping them connect with each other and the natural world.”
Stuart Wykes Director of Land and Natural Resources at Tarmac said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the one year anniversary of Panshanger Park’s Forest School and our partnership with the Wildlife Trust with Sir Oliver. The school demonstrates what can be achieved when organisations work in collaboration with each other. I look forward to seeing other local schools take advantage of the Forest School in the coming years.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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