Pond area

CPS loves outdoor learning and our Woodland Learning Zone is just the place!

Our huge pond area is tucked away in the corner of the school site, and is both a fabulous natural resource and a great place for learning, right on our doorstep.

Forest school inspitred activities will be launched this year and will include den and fire building, wood skills and of course these in turn facilitate team building resilience and perseverance as well as fun. Orienteering activities are also a firm favourite.

This area also helps to bring science to life as tree and plant identification, spotting animal tracks and pond dipping (often in partnership with members of the Elmbridge Countryside Team). On a good day at the right time of year, you're likely to see mallards, coots, moorhens, tadpoles and frogs, countless minibeasts, parakeets, foxes and even the occasional heron.

Weather watching and observing the changing seasons also quench the children's thirst for knowledge.