A SCHOOL is making the most of its outdoor learning areas.

Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog on Groesffordd Marli, near St Asaph, have had its eco-garden and shelter revamped.

SP Energy Network carried out the transformation; old planters were removed, bark was put down and six new wooden planters were installed as well as a bird viewing area.

The school plans to host an eco-day shortly where parents will be invited into work with children to plant new winter flowers and vegetables.

Children have the opportunity to further develop their physical and creative skills with the school's outdoor learning area which also boasts a pirate ship.

Teacher Stephen Roberts, said: "The outdoor learning area is for the foundation phase. PE/dance lessons take place in this area too.

"The shelter, which was built on the playground, has proven to be very popular with the children at break times.

"All of these opportunities for the children are developing their creative skills. We are lucky to provide the children with a wide range of outdoor activities in such a lovely area."

The school have also had a new football kit, bought in by GWD Landscaping & Tree Surgery.

Pupils are also benefitting from the arrival of two new furry friends - rabbits Daisy and Gemina.

Mr Roberts added: "The children take responsibility to look after them at break times. They have jobs such as cleaning the hutch and feeding them.

"Our football kit has kindly been provided by a parent of the school, which has our school logo on. We are looking forward to taking part in a local football tournament next month where they will be wearing it for the first time."

We also worked on an animation project last spring with an artist called Jim Elliott. This was for a project called 'Lead Creative Schools'. The children created a short animation linked to our topic called the 'Frozen Kingdom'.

I hope all of this information is ok. Let me know if there is anything else you may need to know.

Kind Regards,

Stephen Roberts