Special schools' delight over new outdoor learning pod

Children at a Wolverhampton special school can enjoy the great outdoors after being given a new learning pod.

Executive head teacher Sarah Whittington with Forest Schools lead Charlotte Holmes and Tettenhall Regis councillors Jonathan Yardley, Sohail Khan and Udei Singh
Executive head teacher Sarah Whittington with Forest Schools lead Charlotte Holmes and Tettenhall Regis councillors Jonathan Yardley, Sohail Khan and Udei Singh

Tettenhall Wood School, in Regis Road, was given more than £5,000 towards its Forest Schools project which helps children learn about nature and the importance of the environment.

Tettenhall Regis councillors Jonathan Yardley, Sohail Khan and Udey Singh visited the school to see how the cash they allocated from the ward fund was being used.

Councillor Khan said: "I was so pleased to visit the school and see the children enjoying their new learning pod.

"We wanted to allocate money to a project which would really make a difference, so when the teachers at Tettenhall Special School asked for help to pay for a new learning pod it was the perfect match."

Tettenhall Regis ward fund had £5,500 left and the councillors agreed to donate it to the special school for the pod.

Councillor Khan added: "This school is a really important part of our community, the work they do with children here is so inspiring.

"What is wonderful about the new learning pod is the children will be able to venture out of the classroom and learn in the outdoors which is a great experience."

Tettenhall Wood School provides education for 71 pupils, aged five to 19, with complex learning difficulties, the majority of whom also have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions.

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