Students of all ages wanting to learn more about the Peak District National Park now have two brand new classrooms to use – thanks to a Hope Valley company.
Working with the Peak District National Park Authority, Hope Construction Materials has developed two versatile areas at its works in the village: a fully equipped indoor classroom in the company’s social club; and an outdoor learning space in the wooded area near the club.
The indoor classroom can accommodate up to 25 students and offers audio-visual and IT facilities while the outdoor space has a wooden seated area and enables students to take a closer look at local biodiversity.
Jim Dixon, chief executive of the authority, said: “This is a fantastic new facility that will help more young people experience the wonder of nature in the Peak District National Park. The site is ideally located for children from surrounding cities to have a rewarding day learning about nature, the National Park and Hope Cement Works.”
And Hope Construction Materials Industrial Director, Ashley Bryan, added: “The development of these classrooms has enabled us to enhance our educational offering and give the Peak Park much needed space. The location of these classrooms in and around our site social club also helps us highlight this community facility.”