Aspire Academy Trust
Posted on: 05/07/2018

Cultivating Futures at Connor Downs Academy

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The benefits of learning in the great outdoors is well documented and the success of Forest Schools in the UK is a case in point.  

At Connor Downs Academy, near Hayle, work in the classroom is enhanced and enriched by Cultivating Futures, their outdoor learning centre and wildlife sanctuary.  From a 'green build' bespoke classroom, pond for dipping, gardens and nature trail; to the polytunnel and animal sanctuary (where animal husbandry and welfare is taught by Tracey Pedley); the learning and life experiences offered are both essential, effective and profound.

Kevin Costello is the outdoor learning leader at Connor Downs Academy. He has a       degree in environmental science, a diploma in horticulture and additional qualifications including gardening for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and as a teaching assistant.   

For more information, have a look at their Cultivating Futures brochure at the link below or contact Kevin via the main Connor Downs telephone number 01736 753135 or email 


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