Peterborough pupils able to turn over a new leaf in amazing new outdoor reading area.

Children at Orton Wistow Primary School will be able to enjoy picking up a new book in a stunning new outdoor reading area in ‘Bookworm Wood’

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th November 2020, 4:00 am
Orton Wistow primary school headteacher Simon Eardley with Sophie Chambers, chair of the Friends group and English lead teacher Rachel Tansley and pupils at their outdoor reading area. EMN-201011-112935009
Orton Wistow primary school headteacher Simon Eardley with Sophie Chambers, chair of the Friends group and English lead teacher Rachel Tansley and pupils at their outdoor reading area. EMN-201011-112935009

Work took place on the new area over the summer, and was finally able to open last week.

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It contains seating and outdoor planting, and includes a name plaque, which hangs in pride of place at the entrance to ‘Bookworm Wood’.

‘Bookworm Wood’ can be accessed by pupils during their lessons with the class teacher, or used as a social space, for quiet reading, writing and discussion at break and lunchtimes for the older pupils, as it sits alongside the Year Five and Six playground.

Rachel Tansley, English Lead at Orton Wistow Primary School, said: “We have been extremely excited watching this project develop and have a school full of excited children, ready to put it to good use!”