A SCHOOL garden full of giant mushrooms has sprouted up over the summer holidays – much to the delight of excited pupils.
Ysgol Rhostyllen welcomed Wrexham mayor Cllr I David Bithell and mayoress wife Virginia Bithell to the newly-built Big Mushroom Garden, which was excavated in August, unbeknown to the children.
The children went away over the summer not knowing that they would come back to a large garden area with giant mushroom seats.
Staff said pupils had been “in the garden as much as the classroom”, since the start of the new academic year.
A stage has also been built where the children can act out scenes and enjoy role-play exercises.
Mrs Bithell read extracts from Goldilocks and the Three Bears to the nursery and reception children on a visit to the garden yesterday. Assistant head Julie Dhesi said: “The children have returned from the holidays and been amazed by their wonderful new facility.
“It was a lovely morning and the mayoress kindly read to the children, who were sat on their new seats.
“The children will get a lot out of it and already this term they have spent around half their lesson times in the garden, doing bug hunts, searching for number clues and taking part in explorations.”
Ysgol Rhostyllen head Mair Darlington said the garden was part of four phases of development for the school site.
A bandstand, a wishing well and a treehouse will be built at the conclusion of phase two and the staff hope that phase three will provide the children with a castle and a fort. The final stage would see a school forest area.
Mrs Dhesi added: “This play area for the young children is wonderful and we hope these provisions will continue to improve their education.”