Playtime and learning is fun outside for Burnham Market children thanks to nursery’s new summerhouse

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery Schoo

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School is Laura Robertson. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Children and staff at Burnham Market nursery school have celebrated the opening of their new summerhouse.

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery Schoo

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School is Laura Robertson. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The space will be used as an outdoor classroom for reading, colouring, and seasonal activities.

The children have decorated it with an autumn theme using fallen leaves and toadstools.

The project was funded by Jack’s Lane Windfarm via the Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF).

They also funded a day trip to a Norfolk dinosaur park and a leaving party for children going into reception.

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Nursery committee chair Laura Robertson said the opening went really well.

She said: “We had the staff and children there and the chair of NCF came down.

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“We had storytime and a little bit of food. I just wanted to do something to say thank you to the NCF.”

The nursery has 24 children, aged between two and four, and has recently been rated good by Ofsted.

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery Schoo

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School is Laura Robertson. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt

The official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery Schoo

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School is Laura Robertson. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery Schoo

Reading The Gruffalo at the official opening of the new summer house at Burnham Market Nursery School is Laura Robertson. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant