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A Quiet Quad

Published on 2016-04-01 by Gill Hickman

The Quiet Quad design includes seating for reading, an outdoor classroom area to focus on Literacy skills and a ‘Little Free Library’ where students can swap books for free. A unique feature will be the literary quotes placed throughout the planting to ‘bring Shakespeare to life’, encouraging students to improve their writing skills. Our Student Eco Committee have been incorporating design ideas put forward by students and staff which include raised bedding and planting, a water feature, bee-friendly planting, calming walkways and areas where students can display their artwork and sculptures. This has been an ambitious and exciting project for everyone involved and has only been made possible through the Tesco Bags of Help funding.

Mrs Williams, Lead Teacher for the Eco Committee, stated “We have lots of exciting ideas for the Quiet Quad and can’t wait to get started now that we have the funding.”

Mr Marsh, Headteacher at Applemore commented “This is fantastic news! Now we have the opportunity to create a relaxing and inspiring space, not only for our students and staff, but also for our local community. We look forward to sharing our Quiet Quad with children from our local Primary Schools so we can all work together to raise standards in Literacy skills which are so important for us all. I hope that Tesco customers can see the benefits our project will bring to the community and used their tokens to vote for our Quiet Quad Project. The more funding we obtain, the more we can do to make the Quiet Quad a unique and highly valued outdoor learning resource for children