A NEW outdoor education facility is set to be created at a village primary school on the outskirts of Wrexham.

It comes after plans to improve outside learning at Garth Community Primary School in Trevor were given the green light.

The proposals will see the installation of a canopy, wooden shed, outdoor classroom, play area and trim trail.

According to the school’s headteacher, the new equipment is needed to replace old facilities which were found to be unfit for use.

In the planning application, Helen Pugh said: “The current area is an open yard and playing field, however there were previously similar structures on the site.

“These were condemned and therefore removed.

“We now need to replace them to support teaching and learning experiences outdoors.

“The whole area is a school playground which is supposed to be used for developing children’s learning.

“The experiences are inadequate at present due to the need for further development.

“These structures will support this.”

The application has been approved by officers from Wrexham Council using delegated powers.