Newlands Academy is a special school for students who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Paul Koloi is a teacher there and he has been bringing a group to Green Dale for outdoor activities. This is his note about those experiences.
I think the Green Dale site is truly special, I love how rough and ready it is and has many little corners that give it a different feel to most outdoor spaces around London.
When I first walked around I was amazed at how big it was and what a great view you can have from the concrete part at the top. The astro turf is a great addition as well and I thought the kids at my school would love to us this site. What I had in mind was that the kids could either do some some sports on the astro and those that fancied a wonder could go and walk around and explore the space.