Pambula school’s outdoor cultural learning space opens | Photos, Video

Pambula P&C committee president Anna Quinlan and teachers Richard Lane and Emma Whitbread admire the newly opened outdoor learning space.
Pambula P&C committee president Anna Quinlan and teachers Richard Lane and Emma Whitbread admire the newly opened outdoor learning space.

Pambula Public School’s outdoor cultural learning space came to life on Thursday, after months of hard work and support from the school’s teachers and the community. 

A proposal for the space was launched during NAIDOC week  this year. 

Since then, local businesses and the community have donated 90 per cent of the materials, which have been thoughtfully placed to create an outdoor cultural learning area for students. 

The school has plans to embed the use of the space into the curriculum. 

School teacher Emma Whitbread has helped to tackle the task since day one and is thrilled by the finished product.

“It’s amazing to see all the pieces of the puzzle finally put together,” Ms Whitbread said on Thursday.

“It wouldn't have been possible without the help of the community and the parents that would come and spend their time on weekends.”

Students were seen buzzing around the new installations, experimenting with the sound wall, creating chalk art at the recycled wood tables, playing games in and around the cubby house huts and simply skipping along the stepping stones, which are creatively painted wood rounds. 

“Educational things aside, we can tell that the kids are loving the use of the outdoor space,” Ms Whitbread said.

The project will continue into the new year with plans to continue the path to a community meeting place under the trees.