Enchanted Learning World Grand Opening

Posted on Monday, 19th June 2017 in Development


The Grand Opening of our new Enchanted Learning World took place on Saturday 10th June 2017.  It is a lovely unique outside space where the children can learn in a quirky, exciting, eco-friendly and educationally stimulating environment. Lorna Wakerell, Head of Pre-Prep, who masterminded the project, said ‘As a child I loved reading Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree and in that book, every land you visit as a reader opens up a new world to be discovered, and this same belief underpins what we do here at Moreton Hall, everything that children discover in their development and learning opens up a new opportunity.

The aim of the garden is to expand children’s knowledge and understanding of their world through a much more in depth and broader curriculum. To them it is another exciting day of exploring a learning world, to the parents and teachers it is where firm foundations for a successful lifetime of skills and learning takes place, where imagination is captivated and where children are free to explore ideas.

We were delighted to welcome CBBC and Blue Peter’s ‘Skinny Jean Gardener’ Lee Connelly opened the Garden with Jo Churchill, MP and Terry Clements, Mayor of Bury who enjoyed chatting with staff and parents of the school as well as meeting Lofty and Moreton, our school pygmy goats!

Sam Seymour provided the music including accompanying three of our pupils for an impromptu performance of ‘Paddy McGinty’s Goat’ (with a few substituted lyrics) and the Friends of Moreton Hall provided refreshments of Pimms, sandwiches and cake.

Headmaster, Chris Moxon said ‘I would like to thank our Head of Pre-Prep, Lorna Wakerell and her group of staff and parent volunteers who have worked so incredibly hard to make this amazing project a reality. We are so delighted to see the children enjoying their education in such a wonderful environment.’