A primary school is now the proud owner of its own garden building, thanks to a local company.
Family-run Bedford garden buildings company, Dunster House donated the log cabin to Goldington Green Academy.
The spacious building, veranda and side store provides enough room for classes to run and storing tools. It gives the school a new space where pupils can study arts, crafts and geography. It also houses extracurricular classes that teach children life skills. Such as sewing, vegetable growing and where their food comes from. And with a little help from the animals kept on site, children can learn about the responsibilities of owning animals.
Teaching assistant Mrs King said: “It’s great for the children to get out of the classroom and come into the cabin.
“It’s a completely different environment –it’s so peaceful and calming.”
Year 1 teacher Mrs Moore invited Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King to see the difference the log cabin has made to the school.
He was welcomed by the gardening club before officially opening the garden building and being shown inside.
Mr Hart-King said:
“Goldington Green Academy is practically on our doorstep and it was a pleasure to help out. The teachers and students welcomed us with such enthusiasm. To come and be shown how much of an impact it has made on the students’ lives is a humbling experience.”