Even the best students can sometimes struggle with being indoors at school all day, from the first bell to the last. But by this time next year, students at Toano Middle School will be able to enjoy lessons in the school’s new outdoor classroom.
After being delayed a month because of March’s heavy rainfall, school officials broke ground last week on what will eventually be a shared outdoor class space at Toano.
According to Toano Principal Tracey Jones, the plans for the outdoor classroom began last year, growing from an idea to expand upon the school’s existing garden space.
“The idea began over the summer, before the start of the new school year,” Jones said. “We’d had...