We are fortunate to be situated in 52 acres of Berkshire countryside and our children enjoy spending a lot of their school day in our beautiful grounds. From climbing trees to pond dipping, bee keeping to playing cricket, feeding our chickens to picking apples, children need space, challenge and adventure, and they most definitely need to get muddy!
Our grounds combine immaculate sports pitches with areas of stunning natural beauty. Classroom boundaries blur at Lambrook as days are punctuated with opportunities to learn, take risks, be inspired or simply, to play in the great outdoors.
The school Orchard is home to pigs, chickens and bees, and as part of our sustainability curriculum, we teach our children about their natural environment; our hope is that these animals will equip the children with practical skills, a greater understanding of animal welfare and the food industry, as well as providing plenty of entertainment and joy! Our Farming Activity is extremely popular and as well as looking after the animals, our children take part in projects such as growing fruit and vegetables, building and installing bird houses and so much more.
At Lambrook, we recognise the need to be educating all children about environmental issues; we are keen to address climate change, improve air quality in our local area, provide habitats for wildlife and improve the soil quality in the surrounding area. One recent project that we undertook, was to work with the Woodland Trust, planting 250 tree saplings in the school grounds, so that in 60 years’ time, Lambrook will have a brand new woodland. In addition, as part of our 160th Anniversary Year, each one of our pupils will be involved in planting 160 more trees within our beautiful grounds.
One of our Lambrook beehives: