Hartford helps early stage learning at Onchan Primary School

Friday 9th November 2018 |

Following discussions with Miss Cornmell, Foundation Stage Leader at Onchan Primary School, Hartford Homes were delighted to assist in the creation of another outdoor learning area, and delivered a selection of spare materials from their development sites.

Miss Cornmell explained the importance of different materials for the children to use in their learning. “As part of our development of the outdoor area in Foundation Stage at Onchan, we wanted to provide the children with opportunities to develop their creativity and resourcefulness, so we decided to create a ‘loose parts’ shed. Loose parts are different materials that can be combined and constructed in many ways, allowing the children to use them as they wish. Loose parts play supports the development of children’s communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills and we are very much looking forward to seeing how the children are going to use the equipment! We are extremely grateful to Hartford Homes who responded immediately to my request and have been so helpful in supplying all these materials that the children will love.”

Chris Corkill of Hartford Homes delivered all the materials and said, “This is one of the things we love best, not only seeing a good use for our spare building materials, but knowing it will help with the children’s education is just brilliant. To us, these materials are just part of the building process but you can already see that in the hands of children they could be anything, it really is great to see.”

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