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Adventure Learning Progress Site Blog

5 March 2012

Work on site

We have now employed the local environmental charity, Groundwork West Lancs and Wigan, to help us create our site.

So far they have built the vegetable beds for the growing space and have started to dig out the pond. They have helped to clear the woods for the forest schools classroom and they are currently making and putting in the planters for the sensory garden.

Hopefull we are on track to launch at Easter - keep checking back for more details!


Here's the vegetable beds - just waiting for the compost bins and the path.


Here's Groundwork hard at work!




13 February 2012

Catch up with us on Twitter!

Alps has gone digital! You can now get daily updates from the Alps site on Twitter. Follow us @alpswigan and let us know what you think of our project or ask us questions about how we're getting along.

See you in cyberspace!


10 February 2012

The Outdoor Learning area has now been named. The children of Westfield came up with many usable names and A.L.P.S. was selected. ALPS stands for 

Adventure Learning Progress Space

Hello and welcome to the Outdoor Learning blog,

This is where we will keep you up to date with our Outdoor Learning project and the building of our new outdoor classrooms. 

Westfield School has been given some land by Wigan MBC that is next to the school. This land was not used and had lots of rubbish on it. Hopefully when we build our outdoor classrooms it will be used everyday and will look really nice.

We are going to build four very different areas on the site; a vegetable garden, a sensory classroom, a pond and a woodland classroom. This will give us lots of different areas to learn the curriculum in a fun and engaging way, and also give us somewhere beautiful and calming to relax.

The project will also become a place for lots of wildlife and we will study them in school - pond dipping, watching birds and seeing who lives under logs will be some of the things we will do.

When the outside space is built it means we will also have somewhere really unusual to have after-school and holiday clubs. We will also learn different topics in class; like survival, camp craft and gardening - making school even more fun than it is now!

Keep watching this space for weekly updates - it's a very exciting time for us!


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