A team from BAM Construction have helped Heath Primary School to create an engaging forest school learning environment.

The volunteers worked to deliver an inspiring outdoor education space for the school, and donated over £1700 of equipment and materials.

Working alongside teachers and pupils from the school, the team from BAM Construction set about busily transforming the outside space, clearing undergrowth, building outdoor storage boxes, laying weed liner and putting down woodchip.

Matthew Garnett, construction manager for BAM Construction, said: “As construction professionals we’re used to working in local communities, and we have a range of skilled and kind-hearted people. We’re always looking for a chance to go the extra mile, by using our time to assist others. It’s great to see children enjoying the outdoors, and gaining confidence in the forest school environment.”

Lauren Davenport, the teacher who leads the forest school at Heath Primary School, said: “We are very grateful for the help we’ve had from BAM, the volunteers were brilliant and did a wonderful job. We initially approached BAM for a small donation to our project, but they offered to buy all the materials on our wish-list and sent some volunteers along to help us.

“The children have really enjoyed engaging with new experiences, using a range of tools, playing on the tree swings and conquering their fears on the climbing tree. The forest school makes such a difference for the school’s children, giving them the opportunity to engage in the outdoors, build resilience and confidence in a safe nurturing outdoor environment.”