Youngsters at Brooke Hill Academy Nursery are slightly messier than usual after the opening of a muddy playarea.
The idea was developed by teacher Kelly McLeod and the pit is designed to allow the children to explore, play freely and connect with the natural world. All-in-one overalls have been provided so children can enjoy the mud and getting dirty without any concerns.
The pit was built using left overs from the school allotment, free soil from a resident and it was built by volunteers.
Miss McLeod said: “The area has proved popular. The children have enjoyed digging for worms, making mud pies and getting dirty.”