Rotarians’ gift to help pupils learn outdoors

PUBLISHED: 13:25 11 July 2014 | UPDATED: 13:25 11 July 2014

Bassetts Farm primary school headteacher Sarah Bennett cuts the ribbon on the occasion of the official opening of the Environmental Area this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 6440-25-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Bassetts Farm primary school headteacher Sarah Bennett cuts the ribbon on the occasion of the official opening of the Environmental Area this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 6440-25-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Exmouth’s Rotarians have gifted green-fingered primary school children a wealth of new gardening and outdoors equipment.

Bassetts Farm Primary School has an outdoor learning area where pupils can learn about growing, harvesting, the environment, food, insects, water recycling and sustainability.

They have bought themselves a polytunnel and vegetable planters.

And the Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh has helped out – giving them a new water storage butt and picnic tables, plus waterproof jackets and trousers for all-weather work.

They have also given the school gardening gloves, boots, binoculars, and a ton of educational books.

Don Buteux, the Rotarians’ foundation project chairman, said: “By working in groups to create areas and solve challenges, the children will develop cooperation and physical skills through being purposely active.

“As part of our commitment to the local community, the Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh has helped this project to assist the development of outdoor learning educational facilities for young children at Bassetts Farm Primary School.”

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