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Education / More outdoor learning on the cards after Polycrub installed at Baltasound school

BAIRNS at the Baltasound Junior High School are now enjoying their own Polycrub, which will give pupils more opportunities to learn outdoors.

Hosea Moar and Emilie Thomson cutting the ribbon at the Polycrub’s launch.

Headteacher Paul Thomson said the “school have so many ideas on how we will use it going forward and how it feeds in to our plan to develop our fantastic outdoor environment”.

An opening ceremony was held on Wednesday to celebrate the new arrival.

Staff had been successful in securing funding for the all-weather polytunnel from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland and the Sandison Trust.

It will allow the pupils and staff to learn outdoors, grow produce and “expand their vision” which involves further developing the outdoor spaces around the school.

Thomson gave thanks to Cooke Aquaculture, Sandison Trust and the team at Sandisons for building it over the holidays.

He also paid tribute to “our magnificent P4s, Mrs Fordyce and all of our pupils and staff for helping us develop our outdoor areas at BJHS – a real demonstration of the community coming together to enhance learning experiences for our pupils”.

The primary four class had been busy planning for the grand opening for several weeks, preparing for the big day by inviting stakeholders, baking, cooking, tidying and running the day from start to finish.

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