“My daughter was previously in an exclusive Montessori Nursery in South Africa. It was OK but as a parent I didn’t feel there was anything special or extra offered. Bullying was also a worrying factor as even at that young age kids could be seen harassing each other.
On 16 May 2016, David Hutt, Head of Greenfields School Senior School in Forest Row, attended a once in a lifetime Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, London. At the event, Greenfields School was presented with a special plaque from the DofE Charity by celebrity supporter Alistair McGowan acknowledging the school’s commitment to running the DofE and thanking it for giving young people the opportunity to transform their lives.
Earlier this year, children from the Infant and Junior school made a Bug Hotel out of old wooden pallets. As Greenfields School backs onto the Ashdown Forest, it was no problem to gather sticks, bark and moss to make the hotel inhabitable for bugs and once it was built another foraging trip took place to find tenants for the hotel. The hotel now stands proudly in the Junior Garden where the inhabitants are helping to maintain the soil and plants around them and also make fascinating viewing for anyone brave enough to look into it!