Easter treats for pupils

Easter Treat: Year five pupil Annie Tunnicliffe of Lea Primary School designs her own Easter Egg during a visit and workshop with Thorntons Chocolates.
Easter Treat: Year five pupil Annie Tunnicliffe of Lea Primary School designs her own Easter Egg during a visit and workshop with Thorntons Chocolates.
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It was a busy week at Lea primary school as pupils decorated Easter eggs – and welcomed a hot new addition to the school grounds.

Pupils at the Church Street school got stuck into Easter eggs early with a visit from Thorntons.

And they were also excited by the arrival of a fiery new classroom at the school.

Senior teacher Karen Maycock said: “We’ve been very busy. Key Stage Two pupils have been learning about the history of chocolate, so we had this day as part of the Good Food Club initiative.”

The chocolate company brought Easter eggs for children to decorate and children had a whale of a time coming up with their own sticky designs.

The teacher added: “They had an amazing day. Children kept on coming up to us and saying how much fun they were having.

“They had so much fun decorating the chocolate eggs with icing. Each child had an individual icing bag and Thorntons gave them each a free chocolate bunny to take home. It was fantastic.”

The school also unveiled its new fire pit this week, an outdoor learning area aimed at getting pupils out into the fresh air for lessons.

The fire pit was built by Forest Schools practitioner Sue Lambeth.

Karen Maycock said: “The children definitely can’t wait until it’s their turn to go out and use the fire pit.

“The fire pit has been designed to enrich the curriculum and give children more access to outdoor learning. It’s an open campfire and it can seat around 16 children around it on little benches.

“The idea is all about getting children more into the outdoors and bringing children outside. Forest Schools helped us set it up. It’s going to be part of topic work and will be used for all kinds of subjects.”