The Maynard School to open its new eco-friendly outdoor classroom!
10th June 2011
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The Maynard School will be holding an official opening ceremony for its new outdoor classroom on Wednesday 15 June at 4pm.

The amphitheatre-style classroom has been built as part of the broader environmental plans that the school has developed with Devon Wildlife Trust. All the materials used were recycled including the seats which were constructed from old vehicle tyres! The construction of the classroom has regenerated an otherwise unused spot in the school into a wonderful resource for the staff and girls.

The project was overseen by Matthew Everhard, who works in the Maynard Estates Department. Matthew designed the structure and built the classroom, with volunteers from the school community including pupils, parents and staff, helping with the labour.

Despite not being ‘officially’ opened yet, the classroom is already being enjoyed by the girls for drama and other lessons as well as providing a place to sit and socialise during breaks.

Steve Smerdon, Headmaster of The Maynard Junior School, said ‘The day the outdoor classroom was finished it was great to go out at break to find the girls making and performing their own plays for each other! I’m sure that the whole school will benefit from this area and we are very proud that we were able to complete the whole project with green credentials and through the kind volunteering of members of the school community, as well as creating a legacy for the future. A real team effort!’

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