Outdoor Classroom

Over six weeks in Summer 2017, 17 young people, aged 14-18, from Newham Youth Offending Team and Newham Young Refugees and Migrants worked alongside staff from the charity Build Up to construct a new outdoor classroom at Cody Dock.

The young people imagined and created the shelter from the ground up, gaining skills in carpentry and construction, as well as team work and design. The structure was built using reclaimed and natural materials, where possible sourced from the local area.

The amazing space they have created, which was made possible by a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery and a £1,500 donation from a generous private donor, is now used regularly by forest school groups, local primary school children and the general public and is available for hire.


Community Rate: £25 (for 4 hours minimum)
Additional Hire: £5 per hour

£25 for wood if required

Commercial Rate: £75 (for 4 hours) minimum
Additional Hire: £15 per hour

£25 for wood if required


Please check our calendars for availability and get in touch by writing to [email protected] for bookings.

Outdoor classroom