Osborne Puts the Finishing Touches to the Forest Education Centre

Osborne is finishing up work at the Forest Education Centre in Hampshire following the recent opening of the school.

The Forest Education Centre specialises in providing an education for children between the ages of 11 and 16 who have been excluded from school or who are considered to be too emotionally vulnerable or medically unwell to attend mainstream education.

With the students and teachers making full use of the new school buildings, Osborne is landscaping the area and installing the new Multi Use Gaming Area (MUGA) playground for the school.

The school is situated on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and during the construction process; Osborne worked closely with Hampshire County Council Ecologists to relocate over 500 slow worms and other wildlife to a safe location.

Dominic Coburn, Headteacher at the Forest Education Centre said: “The staff and pupils of Greenwood School are very happy to leave the old temporary accommodation behind in favour of our new classrooms and offices. We are all looking forward to the satisfactory conclusion of this project.”

Osborne Project Manager, Mike Teasdale said: “I’m really pleased with what been achieved. The new school is fantastic and its heart warming to see the students making full use of the new facilities and seeing the wildlife returning to the site.”