A prep school in Worcester wants to build an eco-friendly roundhouse in its Forest School area.

RGS Springfield, in Britannia Square, has submitted plans for a timber structure that is six metres in diameter.

The roundhouse would be supported on tree trunk posts that sit on concrete or stone flags over a solid base, and would have a sedum roof covering.

“The proposed forest school building will provide a sheltered outdoor area for our children to enjoy more activities in our beautiful forest school site, providing a place for children to gather with teachers for a range of educational activities as well as storytelling and circle games,” the school said in a statement.

“This will be able to be used in wet weather and extend the benefits of outdoor learning for all children on site no matter what the weather.

“We are passionate about the benefits of outdoor play for all the children in our care, and the benefits of connecting with nature are well proven not just for this age but for all ages and this structure will be a valuable addition to our facilities.

“The type of building chosen is very much in keeping with the natural feel of that space.

“We hope that the living roof and location will minimise and visual impact for our neighbours.”