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St. Mary's Sunshine Garden - Outdoor Classroom Project

  • Date Updated

    06 May 2020

  • Type


St. Mary's Primary School were successful in their bid for a share of the 2016 ParkLife Community Fund. The official opening of the classroom took place on 17 July by Cllr Gunther The Mayor of Bury and The Bishop of Middleton, the Rt Revd Mark Davies. The Classroom was designed and created by Cool Canvas.

Project Details: Outdoor Classroom - Garden Redevelopment

Our main aim is to transform an area of unused/overgrown school land into an excellent learning environment, which creates space for an outdoor classroom for Early Years’ Foundation Stage children to use in all weathers and across the curriculum. We would like to incorporate the following play based learning elements; a mud kitchen, bug hotel, bird feeding station, mark making learning resources, moveable stumps for seating/climbing, log piles to be used as natural habitat piles, retractable covering/awning and a den for the children to play in. It would be wonderful if we could learn how to plant, grow and sell our own produce and make a currently unloved space into somewhere we would be proud of. The dimensions of the space are 1400cm x 1650cm x 960cm. Once established we would like to explore running Forest School sessions and a gardening club.

Further details of the project will be available here shortly.



Bury & Local Area



  • Address
    St. Mary's Primary School
    Rectory Lane ,
  • Postcode

    M25 1BP