Southsea pupils take a walk on the wild side

FUN IN THE FOREST Pupils at St Judes School enjoy taking part in a squirrel hunt.   Picture: Paul Jacobs: (113374-2)
FUN IN THE FOREST Pupils at St Judes School enjoy taking part in a squirrel hunt. Picture: Paul Jacobs: (113374-2)
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YOUNGSTERS explored their new school’s unique woodland area with a little help from four toy squirrels.

The four and five-year-old who have just entered the reception class at St Jude’s CoE Primary in Southsea examined its stunning wildlife area as they tried to find their man-made furry friends.

All four squirrels in different shades of grey and red were tucked away in trees and bushes – and the children found every one.

The object of the game was to go out into nature and have the confidence to search for the squirrels independently while appreciating the varied wildlife.

Karen Ajayi, foundation stage teacher, said the youngsters also proved themselves to be good team workers.

She said: ‘The children really enjoyed themselves and they worked brilliantly together and helped each other find the squirrels.

‘It’s been a great opportunity to explore our wonderful woodland area and I’m sure it will be the first thing they tell their parents about when they go home.’