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The Nurturing Nest

The Nature Knows Best project inspired a fantastic new outdoor learning space called The Nest. The amazing space is situated on the lake and is a great way to take learning outside into something unique and inspiring.


The Nest was designed by children working alongside a creative team from Universal Learning and the design process itself saw a series of outstanding lessons produce outstanding results. The children produced a series of ideas and prototype designs and selected their favourite features from a variety of design options before producing a scaled model of their new outdoor ‘floating classroom’.


Using maths and engineering the team solved a series of problems and overcame challenges that present themselves when you are trying to build something that will load bear 5.5 tonnes! The Nest can hold class size groups comfortably and is design to nurture learning and get people closer to nature.


Overall School: 96.6%

Short Wood Primary School and NEST Nursery- Aiming high, growing dreams. School is re open for pupils in The Nursery Nest, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, as well as pupils of our key workers and other identified children. If you would like your child to return please call the school office so we can book them into a bubble. Our NEST Nursery still has 30 hour funded places for September 2020. For more information or to reserve a place please contact the school office.