Leigh Park students set for ‘beautiful’ outdoor learning space thanks to £10,000 community fund boost

A LEIGH Park secondary school has received a £10,000 funding boost to create a ‘beautiful’ outside space for students.

Havant Academy is celebrating after receiving the award from The National Lottery Community Fund.

The school will use the funding to create a space to hold group sessions for Alternative Curriculum students and the wider school community.

Environmental artist Mark Ford, of Two Circle Designs, is working with Havant Academy to develop a design for the space.

Hard at work, looking through the 150 design suggestions.

The school submitted more than 150 designs to Mark, which was whittled to 25 designs.

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Students and staff have worked hard to clear the space ready for the build.

Craig Noble, headteacher, said: ‘Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can start building a beautiful outside space with Mark Ford from Two Circle Designs.

Discussing project designs with the students.

‘This will make a big difference to our students' wellbeing and the community.’

Nicky Wiles, Alternative Curriculum manager, added: ‘The school community is very excited to see which design will be built.’

One of the pupils helping to clear the space ready for building.