With one of the loveliest gardens in the country on their doorstep, the lucky pupils of Probus Primary School are able to get hands on experience when learning about nature.

 Last week all 92 Key Stage 1 pupils visited Trewithen Gardens to kick start their summer term topics.

 Reception pupils are focusing on insects, mini-beasts and the habitats they live in. Year 1’s topic is Enchanted Woodland and the garden provided the perfect place to look at a diverse number of trees, create dens and make wooden jewellery. For Year 2 pupils, the topic title is ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. They spent time exploring Trewithen’s bug hotel and the insects lurking beneath logs and leaves.

 Reception teacher, Taryn Montgomery-Smith, said: “We visit Trewithen as much as we can to enhance our pupils’ learning experience. The children always enjoy the freedom to explore and the sense of adventure the garden creates. We’re so fortunate to have this beautiful resource on our doorstep.”

 Trewithen’s Head Gardener, Gary Long, said: “It’s always a pleasure to have schools visiting, we really enjoy watching the children explore and encourage them to get off the paths and into the thick of the woodland so they really make the most of their Trewithen experience.”