Forest school at Preston primary school trashed by vandals

Posted on - 26th June, 2019 - 5:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News, Schools, Sharoe Green
Damage to one of the hutches at the forest school
Damage to one of the doors at the forest school

An outdoor learning space for a Preston primary school has been trashed.


St Clare’s Primary School in Fulwood has been targeted twice in the last fortnight.

The school, in Sharoe Green Lane, near Royal Preston Hospital, uses a space outside for forest school lessons.

Polythene tunnels were punctured, doors broken and a greenhouse staging tables were smashed up.

Woven willow bowls, made by the pupils, were also destroyed.

Chair of the Parent Teachers Association Sally Edmundson-Bird said: “As a small school the impact of such vandalis has huge impact.

“Mrs Foster, who runs our forest school, highlighted the importance of being able to take the children out of the classroom and into the forest school environment where so much is gained in learning.

“The school has only just got over someone trying to set fire to its playground reading hut, left out of action for days while repairs were carried out.”

“The vandalism took place on two nights last week, and one night the week before.”

Damage to the greenhouse at St Clare’s

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Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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