CHILDREN and teachers are embarking on the next stage of a project to regenerate outdoor facilities.

Pupils at All Saints CE Aided School have been working with Wokingham United Charities as part of the 'Groundforce' scheme.

A grant has been secured to build an outdoor classroom in the Key Stage 2 playground, which will be developed over the coming months.

Tracey Stanton, head teacher, said: "There have been many changes in the grounds at All Saints as part of a focus on outside learning and activity over the past few years.

"We are incredibly proud of our Early Years and Year 1 outdoor learning areas, as we know being outside plays such an important role in children’s learning and development.”

At the start of this term All Saints unveiled a newly resurfaced playground with sports markings.

Mrs Stanton added: “This was achieved through the dedication and hard work of our PTA, as well as generous contributions from the Co-op via their community fund and Crest Nicolson. This new surface will help our children be more active and play more competitive sports.”