Youngsters at Bridlewood Primary School can now get closer to nature thanks to the creation of a woodland area - created by volunteers from Nationwide Building Society.
The area includes an idyllic story telling area, pond, a herb and vegetable patch, a play kitchen area and trees suitable for climbing.
Gaynor Simpson, Bridlewood’s Forest School Lead said: “We are very grateful to all the volunteers who visited us three times and put in a lot of hard work to help create this.
The children really enjoy coming out here in all weathers.”
Fellow teacher Jenny Hulse said: “The volunteers from Nationwide were great. They held a couple of fundraising bake off events to raise funds for this project.
“Having this area is great for the children - we are keen to promote active learning and the outdoor area provides a lot of opportunity for child centered learning. They really get a lot out of coming outside.”
Nine-year-old Woody Smith, couldn’t agree more : “I think it’s nice and calm and nice to play in. It’s a great place for playing games like hide and seek!”