Logged-on kids love new cabin

Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King visits the log cabin at Goldington Green Academy
Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King visits the log cabin at Goldington Green Academy

A primary school is now the proud owner of its own garden building, thanks to a local company.

The log cabin has been donated to Goldington Green Academy by family-run Bedford garden buildings company Dunster House.

Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King visits the log cabin at Goldington Green Academy

Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King visits the log cabin at Goldington Green Academy

The spacious building, veranda and side store provides enough room for classes to be run and tools to be stored.

It gives the school a new space where pupils can study arts, crafts and geography.

It also houses extracurricular classes that teach children life skills such as sewing, vegetable growing and where their food comes from.

And with a little help from the animals kept on site, children can learn about the responsibilities of owning animals.

Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King visits the log cabin at Goldington Green Academy

Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King visits the log cabin at Goldington Green Academy

Teaching assistant Mrs King said: “It’s great for the children to get out of the classroom and come into the cabin.

“It’s a completely different environment –it’s so peaceful and calming.”

Year 1 teacher Mrs Moore invited Dunster House operations director Mike Hart-King to see the difference the log cabin has made to the school.

He was welcomed by the gardening club before officially opening the garden building and being shown inside.

Mr Hart-King said: “Goldington Green Academy is practically on our doorstep and it was a pleasure to help out. The teachers and students welcomed us with such enthusiasm. To come and be shown how much of an impact it has made on the students’ lives is a humbling experience.”