Pupils and guests including Lady Clare, Rev. Clive Fairclough, AJ and Tom Charlton in the new area of reflection

Lady Clare prepares to cut the ribbon to the new reflection space, watched by local vicar the Rev. Clive Fairclough and headteacher Clare Chantler (right), AJ and Tom Charlton (left) and members of the school council

“An outdoor reflection area has been created for pupils of Mells C of E First School and opened by Lady Clare Asquith, the Countess of Oxford and Asquith. This project follows the introduction of an indoor “quiet space” which proved very popular with the children.

The new outdoor area overlooks the lovely countryside and was created with the support of local timber firm Charltons Timberstore. Claire Chantler, executive headteacher says “Our school is located in a beautiful setting, with a superb unique building as our centrepiece. We have excellent facilities including four wonderful classrooms, a hall, an outdoor classroom, a little garden, a playground, a field, our very own outdoor activity trail, a wild area and a developing forest school provision”

We’re sure this reflection area will make a fantastic addition to such an impressive list of facilities, it was a pleasure to support Mells C of E First School with such a meaningful project and we greatly look forward to working with them again in the future!