On Friday 9 December West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper officially opened Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School’s outdoor learning and play area.
MP Rosie was joined on the day by headteacher Mrs Jenny Kennedy, staff, pupils, their parents, grandparents, and school governors.
MP Rosie’s visit began with a tour of the new facilities. Funded by a successful National Lottery bid, the outdoor learning and play area is specifically for the pupils in the infant’s class. The space has been designed to provide a cross-curricular outdoor learning space. Pupils learn as well as enjoying the recreational play area. Children from the pre-school, Jigsaw, also will have access to this new play area.
Alongside the new learning facilities, Mrs Kennedy and her team have been focussed on creating a positive learning environment both in school and outside in the playground.
In recognition of their work, Burscough Bridge Methodist School has been awarded the Gold Standard Lancashire Behaviour Quality Mark. This is a behaviour scheme that provides external accreditation of a schools performance in all aspects of behaviour in the school.
Speaking following the visit, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“Burscough Bridge Methodist School is an incredible hive of activity when it comes to establishing high standards of learning and behaviour for their pupils.
“It was certainly a great pleasure to officially open their new outdoor learning and play area.
“Having the opportunity to learn outside gives the children the chance to explore, experiment and discover beyond the classroom, as well as being active and healthy.
“Creating the best possible learning environment is absolutely essential for a school if they are to encourage, nurture and develop a child’s desire to learn.
“Congratulations to everyone at the school on their success in achieving the gold standard for behaviour
“At Burscough Bridge Methodist school the investment in the learning facilities along with the emphasis on good behaviour is providing a positive learning environment.
Mrs Jenny Kennedy said:
“We would like to thank Rosie Cooper MP for visiting our school and for officially opening the outdoor learning and play area.
“The children were very proud that their Member of Parliament visited their school. They were delighted to show Rosie what they are learning and where they are learning it.
“We are also thrilled and excited to have achieved the Gold Behaviour Quality Mark.
“Through the willingness of the pupils, the hard work of the staff, and the support of parents and governors there are important changes taking place at Burscough Bridge Methodist School.
“Changes that are building on the high standards of learning and personal development the school providers for its pupils.”