Bristol CC Outdoor Education Centre situated in the village of Parkend in The Forest of Dean

Monday 18 July 2022

Summer 2022 Update


We've now hosted a few wedding receptions at Deanfield.
For the latest one the wedding couple chose to have a ceremony around our campfire circle area. Instead of a fire they had a planted flower display created by a Chelsea Flower Show gardener.

They left the flowers which are now planted by the end of our zipwire

We have landscaped the end of the zipwire to now be level with a padded landing mat underneath the astro-turf for increased safety

Our roundhouse has had a little make-over with new cedar soffit boards

Last year in one of the storms we had record high levels of water in the local river that flows through the village and past our grounds. Our sluice gate was breached and water poured over the top and flooded the centre grounds.

We have now installed a new sluice gate and also increased the height by a course of blocks

No worries out flooding this week and we are in a drought. With temperature forecast for 34 degrees C today we have put up a gazebo on the archery shooting line to keep students shaded and have also got a garden hose on mist for them to go under to cool down

In the house we have done a complete refurbishment of the ensuite for staff room No. 15 - complete new bathroom suite and tiling 

We have a new activity which is due to be unveiled at our 50th Anniversary Celebration on the 9th Sept.
It's presently under wraps and just teased below!...

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