CHILDREN are running wild at Westbury Leigh Primary School - but it's all in a good cause.

Year 6 pupils have been reconnecting with nature through through their Forest School and enjoying the experience of building dens, working with ropes, sculpting and making bird houses.

Katie said: "Forest School is an amazing place to be free and creative. You can forget about school work and just run wild."

Assistant headteacher Ms Abi Isherwood said: “Forest School has such a positive impact on children’s confidence, resilience and wellbeing. It’s a fabulous and creative environment to be able to offer all our pupils after lockdown.

"The children are able to have fun, take risks, and use their freedom to solve problems for themselves.

"Being outside in our amazing grounds helps to reduce feelings of anxiety and gives everyone a chance to flourish in a natural environment. Being in our wooded area amongst the trees enables every child to reconnect with nature."

Anna Thurman, the school's business manager, added: "We want to inspire every child to be the best version of themselves in everything they do."

"Forest School provides a great learning environment for this and we are lucky to have this provision on site led by our very talented Forest School leader, Mrs Donna Murray.