New building to help pupils

PUBLISHED: 16:05 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 18 November 2013

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter officially opened the new Shepherd's Hut classroom at the Topsham School on Monday. He is pictured with children from the school, headteacher Claire Browne, class teacher Justin Vernon and members of the PTA. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref ext 3364-45-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter officially opened the new Shepherd's Hut classroom at the Topsham School on Monday. He is pictured with children from the school, headteacher Claire Browne, class teacher Justin Vernon and members of the PTA. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref ext 3364-45-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Children at Topsham School have a new base for their outdoor learning after the opening of a new building.

The Shepherd’s Hut, in the school grounds, was paid for with a £4,000 grant from county councillor Andrew Leadbetter, £3,000 from the school’s PTA, and with money donated for the school’s environmental projects and from the sale of the children’s homegrown produce.

School sustainability co-ordinator Justin Vernon said: “Over the past few years we have been developing how we use our grounds in our day-to-day curriculum.

“Our new Shepherd’s Hut will be acting as a hub for our outdoor learning - enabling the children to discover what activities they can do and to act as a teaching base for small groups of children.”

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