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Work starts on Taunton School's 'green heart'

Work has started on the creation of a ‘green heart’ as part of a plan to provide an outdoor haven in the centre of Taunton School.

The £360k plan will see the current asphalt roads and paths between the pre-prep, prep and senior schools transformed into an eco-friendly pedestrianised area for students to relax and enjoy their green surroundings.

It will include trees, plants, seating and sensory areas to promote student wellbeing and provide a place to relax and socialise.

Terry Harris, Head of Estates at Taunton School, said: “We’re excited to be starting work on the Green Heart phase of Taunton School’s development plan.
“It will give students space in which to take a breather and relax in pleasant surroundings right in the heart of our beautiful 19th century campus.”

The Green Heart project is part of a multi-million pound campus development plan for the school, which also includes new sports facilities and a new £15 million international school. The school has already opened a new Sixth Form Centre this term which will be followed by a redesign of the prep school playground.

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