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Outdoor Space for Alverstoke School

Alverstoke C of E school in Hampshire, recognised the importance of providing an outdoor space for the children to connect with nature. They set about designing a peaceful garden, with our Bird Hide as a key focal point and feature of the outdoor space.

Graham Cutter, Head Teacher at Alverstoke said "We chose the arc as a central feature to our new spirituality garden, designed by the school's young governors together with a landscape architect from Hampshire County Council. We wanted a sheltered space where children could sit peacefully and reflect. The arc's windows look out on our woodland area and also represent one of the four elements of spirituality - 'window moments'"

The 3m long Bird Hide was supplied flat packed for self build, offering an affordable yet elegant solution for the school. Mark Panton, our Design Director, delivered the arc in person as he often does. Mark said, "I enjoy meeting customers face to face and never leave the site until they are comfortable with the build instructions. I often stay for the first hour of building to help get them started."

The bird hide was erected in March 2018, and since then, the children have enjoyed their new outdoor learning space. Graham continues, "The Bird Hide provides opportunities for the children to look out on the world to gaze and wonder: The 'Wow' and 'Ows' moments. The things we find amazing and bring us up short. The children enjoy spending a quiet moment or two in the arc, reflecting calmly. They also enjoy spending time in there with friends, sharing a book or eating lunch together. "

For further details about our range of bird hides, outdoor classrooms and picnic arcs, get in touch with Kelly Jackson or Mark Panton. Or visit Alfresco


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