During Family Day Moorlands were proud to unveil a new Tipi which was kindly donated by Mr Barnes.

Moorlands School recently invited Wera Hobhouse MP to formally open its new outdoor learning space – a giant tipi in the school grounds!

The funds for the tipi were generously donated by the former employer of the late Ken Barnes, whose two grandchildren attend Moorlands. His daughter Mrs Taylor, who spoke at the opening, said that the new tipi “sums up my dad well – he loved being outside, and education meant a great deal to him. Our family have named the tipi Ken’s Den, in honour of my dad and the children’s Grampy.”

“I am delighted to be here today to open Ken’s Den, in memory of a very special person, and a wonderful family, who are so much part of your community,” she said. “You have got a great outdoor space here at Moorlands, and I hope that this tipi will make a massive difference to your learning.”