outdoor learning takes centre stage at sheffield junior school

The cast of Rebecca's World performed by pupils of Dore Primary School
The cast of Rebecca's World performed by pupils of Dore Primary School

THE first production has been given on an outdoor stage at Dore Junior School.

Pupils gave a musical performance of Rebbac’s World in a small Greek-style amphitheatre with decked seating in the school grounds in Furniss Avenue.

“We had been discussing for sometime how we could make better use of our beautiful school grounds and the unique location of the school,” said headteacher Sue Hopkinson.

“With the support of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust, The Big Lottery Fund and Wildscapes, we have created a great area for pupils to play, perform and learn.”

The stage was built by the Wildscapes Land Management, which has created wildlife-friendly landscaped grounds for schools and communities across South Yorkshire.

Project leader Tom Harman said: “We were delighted to be given the opportunity to design and build something which we believe has fitted beautifully into Dore school grounds.

“It was quite a complicated design but was so rewarding in the end to create a feature which is attractive and adaptable and can be used by the school for pupils to enjoy for years to come.”