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Ashbridge Independent School and Nursery mark Jubilee with new multi-use facilities

Posted on - 23rd June, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Penwortham, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble News
Multi-use play and learning area.

Ashbridge Independent School and Nursery marked the Platinum Jubilee by adding a multi-use
play and learning area named Jubilee Park and the planting of a copse of trees for the Queen’s Green
Canopy.

The 11-acre site in Hutton has been designed to be suitable for children aged 2 to 11 and it features a custom-built fort, a bandstand and an amphitheatre for outdoor performances.

Head Boy Ahaan Ram and Head Girl Gracie-Mae Topping, accompanied by headteacher Karen Mehta unveiled Jubilee Park to the whole school during a ‘red, white and blue’ party to celebrate the Jubilee.

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The children have enjoyed playing and learning on the park, from reception children enjoying role-playing games on the fort to year 5 children giving a brass performance to nursery children on the bandstand.

In the school’s extensive meadow, seven trees, one for each class of the school have been planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

The trees planted are a hornbeam, silver birch, field maple, wild cherry, bird cherry, English oak and purple beech and some of them may live to over 500 years old; a true lasting legacy.

The children assisted with the planting of the trees and have also helped plant wildflower seeds to turn the meadow into a haven for bees, butterflies and small animals which will provide enjoyment and learning opportunities for the children as well as supporting nature in the local area.

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Headteacher, Karen Mehta said: “We are delighted to be recognising the Platinum Jubilee through the opening of Jubilee Park and the planting of trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy.

“Jubilee Park gives the children a wide range of play and learning opportunities and allows us to further extend our already extensive outdoor learning opportunities.

“The planting of the trees and wildflower meadow helps children understand the importance of preserving and protecting the natural environment as well as providing a lasting legacy to celebrate this incredible milestone for the Queen and Britain.”

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