Children who learn outdoors are set to have more space to explore nature after a town trust supported a bid to expand a forest school.

Beccles Forest School could expand into a neighbouring marsh after a proposal was approved by the Beccles Fenland Trust.

The outdoor school, which in its first-ever Ofsted inspection was awarded outstanding in May, will be offered land called 'Marsh 48' on the town's common as a tenant.

The school has a neighbouring marsh on the common.

A document discussed by the trust said: "Marsh 48 is not in good condition.

"Work is needed on the fencing and much of the marsh is heavily overgrown.

The Trust’s Assets & Estates Committee decided in April that the marsh was not suitable to be let as a grazing marsh and suggested that it could be reincorporated into the main common.

"This could be expensive, as it would require substantial work to the marsh, including clearance.

"Councillors may want to consider an arrangement with Forest School for low or even zero rent for a period in return for agreed works being carried out to the site."

The document said the long-standing tenants of the marsh gave up the tenancy earlier in the year and they paid £72 a year in rent.

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The school's ethos is working to create a space for children to understand the growing need to create a relationship with the natural world.

Within their education, children enjoy den-building, tree-climbing, rope-swinging, bug-hunting, 'mud-kitchen-ing', puddle-splashing, foraging, camp-fire cooking and exploring tool use - all to allow for creativity using natural materials.

The school is a community interest company, which is passionate about bringing outdoor learning to the community.