The Surrey Choices’ Growth Team have been out in force with chainsaws and strimmers at Connaught school who now have a forest school to offer to pupils.
The Growth Team has been established for over 20 years, and has a wealth of experience in the specialist role between health and social care and countryside management.
Miss McGann, Head Teacher at Connaught School, said: “A huge thank you to the Growth Team for the exciting work they have done to help us develop our outdoor space.
“It has long been a dream of mine to create a learning area in the woods at the end of the school, which has now been transformed. Richard is so enthusiastic about this work and his team were very keen to show me what they had done.
“It was also a fantastic opportunity for our children to work with adults with learning difficulties, hopefully creating some understanding and tolerance in our young people.”
The Eco Council at Connaught School reported that it was a fun experience and will be good for people’s learning, being able to get outside more.
Mark Evenden, Senior Activity Facilitator for the Surrey Choices Growth Team, commented: “We’re extremely proud of the outstanding work that our Growth Team have done at Connaught school. They work hard all year round and I know they really enjoyed this project.
“We are looking into more partnership opportunities with the school for the future.”
Surrey Choices provides a wide range of employment and community support, enabling adults with support needs or disabilities to gain independence and learn skills that will help them find paid or voluntary work.
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