Cribden House School, Rawtenstall
Following on from Newground’s education team involvement with Forest School sessions at Cribden House School, the design team were asked to develop a masterplan and funding strategy for the school grounds. Cribden House is surrounded by mature woodland and to make the most of this an outdoor education facility, a network of paths, seating circles and a fantastic timber cladded woodland teaching pod were designed.
Newground ‘s landscape architects helped the school successfully apply for funding and planning approval, and the project was built on site over the summer holidays. The school are now having forest school activities in the woods daily and external groups come and use the grounds after school and at weekends. The local mayor attended the opening celebration where pupils were roasting marshmallows on camp fires and whittling wood.