Children will be using an "absolutely amazing" new classroom for "years to come", according to teachers at Abbots Langley School.

Rebecca Negrello, deputy headteacher of Abbots Langley Primary School believes that the new classroom, which was donated by Barratt Homes, will "capture the imagination" of the children and get them "talking about outdoor learning and this can only be a good thing."

The new classroom, which has officially been dubbed as "The Lodge" was opened at a ceremony on Thursday July 10.

The classroom will be used to further the children’s outdoor education and throughout the year, every class will be taken out to the class for half a day, where they will undertake outdoor lessons.

Work began on the foundations for the building during the Christmas holidays and the building was erected during the Easter holidays.

Since then, Rachel Turffrey and Emma Hill, both teachers at the Parsonage Close school, have, according to Ms Negrello, "worked their socks off" decorating the building inside.

The deputy headteacher said: "It is absolutely amazing.

"It makes me feel really proud because they have given something to the school which is amazing and something that the children are going to use for years to come, which is amazing.

"Every child will benefit from using building. We feel absolutely indebted to Barratt Homes for this because we would not have been able to afford this building." 

The classroom was previously used by Barratt Homes at Durrants, Croxley Green and it used to house the model villages for the site while it was being developed. It was donated to the school after the housing developer planned to dismantle the building and had no future plan for it.