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History of The Ark

The project started in the spring of 2015 when we became aware of similar projects which had a major impact on raising standards in their schools. Following a conversation with the then head (Martin Scott) we decided that the project would have a positive impact on our children.

October 2015 a working party erected all the fencing around our paddock.

October 2015 a working party erected all the fencing around our paddock. 1
October 2015 a working party erected all the fencing around our paddock. 2

Early Spring 2016 concrete slab and outside housing was built.

Early Spring 2016 concrete slab and outside housing was built. 1
Early Spring 2016 concrete slab and outside housing was built. 2

Late Spring 2016 bus arrived for conversion to outside classroom.

Late Spring 2016 bus arrived for conversion to outside classroom.  1
Late Spring 2016 bus arrived for conversion to outside classroom.  2

April 2016 Year 3 hatched some chickens in their classroom

 April 2016 Year 3 hatched some chickens in their classroom 1
 April 2016 Year 3 hatched some chickens in their classroom 2

May 2016 Following vandalism of our bus and school grounds the decision was taken to convert a brick building on the playground to a more secure stable.

May 2016 Following vandalism of our bus and school grounds the decision was taken to convert a brick building on the playground to a more secure stable.  1
May 2016 Following vandalism of our bus and school grounds the decision was taken to convert a brick building on the playground to a more secure stable.  2

June 2016 Pygmy goats arrived on site

June 2016 Pygmy  goats arrived on site 1
June 2016 Pygmy  goats arrived on site 2
June 2016 Pygmy  goats arrived on site 3

July 2016 Two guinea pigs and two rabbits joined ‘The Ark’

July 2016 Two guinea pigs and two rabbits joined ‘The Ark’ 1
July 2016 Two guinea pigs and two rabbits joined ‘The Ark’ 2
July 2016 Two guinea pigs and two rabbits joined ‘The Ark’ 3
July 2016 Two guinea pigs and two rabbits joined ‘The Ark’ 4

January 2017 Raised beds built to start growing fruit and veg.

January 2017 Raised beds built to start growing fruit and veg. 1
January 2017 Raised beds built to start growing fruit and veg. 2
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