Thorn Primary School, Bacup

The Forest School leader at Thorn Primary School approached Newground to produce plans for the development of a school playing field into a site for extensive outdoor learning. Working with the staff, a phased design was drawn up, and with existing funding the school was able to afford to proceed with the first phase. Newground's contract services delivered the capital work, which included path work, a 'blindfold trail', and installation of a storytelling circle.

Trees planted will help with drainage issues on site, and a french drain was installed along the new path to deal with run off.

It is hoped that through further grant funding, the school will be able to progress with further phases to improve the learning experience for their pupils.

"The work done here at Thorn has been outstanding. Liaising with Aileen and Mark made the planning and developing run seamlessly. Plans were adapted throughout to enhance the work being done which was completed on time, on budget and to an extremely high standard. I would recommend Newground to any other school and look forward to the continued phases."

Vicky Tighe, Forest School Leader, Thorn Primary School