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A HEADTEACHER has thanked The News for highlighting her plight to create an outdoor classroom for the community – which has attracted £200 worth of donations.

Michelle Petzer, of Padnell Infants in Waterlooville, is £10,000 short of the £30,000 needed to build a facility with toilets in her school’s 1.5-acre nature reserve called Joey’s Field.

She said: ‘As a result of the article we had a couple of members of the public send us cheques of £50 each, and one kind person who said he had been involved with the school since about 1965 sent us £100.’

Youngsters at the school recently released butterflies into Joey’s Field that they had seen evolve from caterpillars.

The school also enjoyed an outdoor games day for the whole community that attracted 150 guests.

To make a donation towards the project call (023) 9226 3784.