Green fingered pupils at Anston school

Ground force day at Anston Hillcrest School  (w110916-12b)
Ground force day at Anston Hillcrest School (w110916-12b)

Pupils in Anston put on their wellies and gardening gloves for a special environment day.

A ground force day had been organised for key stage one pupils at Anston Hillcrest Primary to introduce them to learning outdoors.

They took part in a whole host of activities with the help of parents and teachers to help transform the outside area of the school.

Activities included making bird boxes, planting bulbs, making a hibernation station and creating a greenhouse.

“We wanted to introduce the children to learning outdoors and looking after the local environment,” said class one teacher Joanne Forbes.

“We transformed the outside learning environment for the school so we can use it more for lessons. That is something the school is very much into developing.”

“We had a carousel of activities so children got to take part in about six activities during the day.”

“It was great fun. We were blessed with the weather. It was a great learning experience for the children and a great way to launch the outdoor learning.”

“The local park rangers that came and the parents were fantastic and we couldn’t have done it without them.”