Moulsford Prep School has recently teamed up with a local alternative primary school, The Treehouse School in the neighbouring village of Cholsey, Oxfordshire. to share resources and knowledge.
The Treehouse School is an alternative primary school, where children’s happiness is paramount; the curriculum is bespoke, designed around children’s needs and interests. There is a commitment to outdoor learning and hands on experiences and the children are taught to show true respect for the environment in which they live and for leading a healthy lifestyle.
Jess Roberts, Head of Year 8 at Moulsford, explains how the relationship was forged: “Coming from Cholsey myself, I have seen Lee (the Head of The Treehouse School) around the village and via mutual friends we were introduced. It became clear to us very quickly that our schools could be very good for each other. Moulsford is keen to reduce its environmental footprint, and we believe that a partnership with the Treehouse School could help us achieve this.”
The Treehouse School functions on a zero waste policy and has managed zero food waste for six years! Moulsford would like to aspire to this aim, so the schools are now sharing ideas and resources. The Treehouse gang are looking at how Moulsford functions during their visits and are coming up with ideas to help the school reduce waste, and in return Moulsford is sharing its resources. French teacher Madame Howard is visiting The Treehouse School weekly to do a short lesson in French and they are beginning to build some props for their school play using the Moulsford DT room.
Jess Roberts concludes: “We hope this is just the beginning of our relationship as we could learn a lot from this inspiring little school and I hope they can learn from Moulsford too.”