‘The Round House’ at King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep has been officially blessed.
A worship assembly is held at our Pre-Prep every Tuesday morning, but last week’s assembly was a little more ‘al fresco’, as the children and staff headed outside into the garden to celebrate the completion of Acremont’s latest outdoor learning and creative space.
Our Chaplain, Revd Dr Lane, led the short act of worship and Principal, Mr Attwater, joined everyone to form a ‘circle of friendship’ around the structure. The blessing was both reverent and joyous.
A significant amount of building and refurbishment work has taken place at Acremont House this summer, including classroom revamps, corridor facelifts, lighting and Wi-Fi upgrades, and the creation of The Round House.
The Round House has been built in the garden, around the stump of the 250-year-old Oak Tree that we sadly had to have felled due to disease. Head of Acremont Pre-Prep, Mrs Fenton-Stone, was determined for the tree’s legacy to live on, hence the idea of The Round House was born.
Not only is the tree stump at the heart of the creation, but Artisan Structures, the local company who designed and built the new facility, have used as much of the felled tree’s useable wood in the structure.
The Round House has made such a stunning addition to our outdoor learning environment at Acremont Pre-Prep, which includes The Tree House and The Hobbit Hut – both built by the Artisan Structures Team.
Check out the Peregrine Falcon carving on The Round House too, which is in honour of the Ely Cathedral Peregrines!