MUD, wooden wind chimes and pond dipping is helping youngsters learn about their environment.

Children at Two Village Primary School in Ramsey have been taking part in forest school skills, which sees them spend time learning outside.

Kathryn Honeycombe, Forest School leader at the school, said: "Our forest school is a child-led process where children have regular sessions to develop their confidence and self-esteem in the local natural environment.

"It is a growing concept across the country.

"We have had a wonderful journey creating our forest school and in less than a year we have been fortunate enough to be able to work with children from all year groups either in groups or whole classes.

"It provides children with the opportunity to build on their social skills, problem solving skills, perseverance, enjoy a healthy lifestyle, understand their relationship with the environment and learn how to take risks in a managed environment."

The forest school sessions see the children take part in outside activities including den building, muddy creations, making dinosaur bones, magic wands or fishing rods, creating fairy fires, making rope swings and ladders and wherever else their imagination takes them.

Kathryn added: "This particular class are taking full advantage of the wintery wet season.

"Their confidence in making the site their own has grown immensely in just a few sessions. We are all looking forward to enjoying further sessions together."