On Friday 8 November, Charlie Nicholson of Camp Kernow opened the new Enchanted Garden, which is part of the Forest School at the Prep School.
The garden, which centres on the Magic Tree sculpture designed by Luke Barnsley in Year 6, offers a range of exciting hands-on activities, enhancing the already extensive Forest Schools programme. Truro Prep has two fully qualified Forest School co-ordinators, and every Pre-Prep pupil has a regular lesson in the unique outdoor classroom.
Mr Nicholson said: “It is with great excitement that I declare the garden open. It is the most amazing place – I wish I was in the Nursery!”
Parents and prospective parents and their children walked through the Enchanted Garden whilst the pupils from Reception were taking part in their Forest School lesson.
Charlie Nicholson went on to say, “This is such an inspiring environment for children to learn in and I believe it’s the best Forest School in the South West.”
Headmaster Matthew Lovett said: “It was a real privilege and great fun to welcome Charles to open our Early Years Enchanted Garden. We are hoping that our pupils will be able to take full advantage through the coming year, and that what they get up to here is emulated around the county and beyond.”
Camp Kernow is an off-grid and fully sustainable residential activity centre, where school children can learn about and experience at first-hand technologies designed to help us live more sustainably. Charlie Nicholson is one of the Directors of Camp Kernow and responsible for delivering the Future Roots programme. The Camp is used by over 7,400 pupils and 84 schools across Cornwall.
You can see more images from the Enchanted Garden opening in our gallery.