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Students help Glusburn Primary School pupils build dry stone wall
8:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013 in News
Students from Craven College have used traditional countryside skills to create a new feature at Glusburn School.
The primary school recently completed a project with students at the college, building a natural dry stone wall in the foundation stage outdoor area, and firing up children’s imaginations. Second year students on the college’s Environmental Countryside Management course built the wall using stone donated by school governor Steven Curtin, who manages Skipton Quarry.
The students worked under the direction of course tutor Stephen Bostock, learning traditional countryside skills such as dry stone walling, hedge laying and tree planting as part of their studies.
Teacher Lucy Jardine came up with the idea that, by using the gate within the wall, children would be encouraged to enter and use their imaginations as to what was on the other side.
Headteacher Richard Hunt said: “Our foundation stage unit was recognised as being outstanding during our recent Ofsted inspection and this addition ensures that we keep providing our children with a stimulating environment to learn and play.”