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The Derby High School, Bury

The Derby High School, Bury


We’re thrilled to have worked with the students and staff at The Derby High School on the design and construction of their interactive outside learning space, and we’re excited to share these brilliant

student videos about the project.

Youtube links: – LP & DL Evaluation – ‘We Made A Garden’ Feature with students

The students worked incredibly hard from the start and, with the help of Rachael, came up with a design

that came in on budget and delivered everything they were looking for.  It’s brilliant to see that the area

they created has been used in so many different ways – for drama, science, engineering, performances,

technology, maths and also as a space for social and community events. The benefits of outdoor, green

space can never be underestimated and we can’t wait to see how the wildflower site grows and develops

over the coming months. Huge congratulations to everyone involved – and good luck for phase 2!

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Now that the work is completed and the new term has started we’re looking forward to getting some

feedback about the new outdoor learning space. If you’d like to share your thoughts then please click

on the link below – we’d love to hear from you!


Construction work to create an outdoor learning and performance space at The Derby High School was

completed by Groundwork Landscapes last week just in time for the fantastic Garden Party. We can’t

wait to see the wildflower meadows and fruit trees established by the autumn. In the meantime, here

are some short videos of the work that we wanted to share with you to show the transformation of the site!



The Derby High School Garden Party for the Full Steam Ahead project took place last week. As you may know, Proffitts have been working alongside staff and pupils at The Derby High School for several months now on an outdoor learning and performance space. Contractor Groundwork Landscapes Ltd has been on site for the past few weeks and works were completed just in time for the Garden Party launch on 12th July. It was a fantastic event with performances from Encore choir amongst others and wonderful to see the outdoor space being used for the first time!

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We are delighted that Bury Times have printed the Derby High School story about their fantastic new outdoor learning space. Look out for more updates after the planting event and opening next week!


Proffitts are working alongside staff and pupils at The Derby High School to design and create an outdoor learning and performance space within the school grounds which will inspire creative learning and freedom of artistic expression.

The space will include gazebos to create an outdoor classroom space; an oval performance area with space for seating; winding path through the site; a mini orchard and wildflower meadows. Construction works are currently underway and will be finished before the summer holidays in 2018.