Friday the 13th a bad day for outdoor launch

Crawforddyke youngsters open their Natural Teaching Area. Picture Sarah Peters.
Crawforddyke youngsters open their Natural Teaching Area. Picture Sarah Peters.

Crawforddyke Primary School’s nursery class chose the wrong day to open its new natural teaching area and football pitch this month.

Friday the 13th was not the most auspicious day for the opening, and high winds and heavy rain meant the programme to welcome visitors and demonstrate the potential of the new outdoor facilities had to be curtailed.

However, there will be sunnier days ahead, they are sure.

“We are extremely proud of our outdoor space and all the possibilities it provides us with to enable our pupils to participate in outdoor learning,” said headteacher Angela Gibson.

The school had a second reason to celebrate as last month it marked 60 years of existence, having been opened officially on September 7, 1957.

The children, now in their new school, had planned a range of outdoor activites on Friday but were happy to pose for Gazette photographer Sarah Peters in a muddy puddle in their wellies, then return indoors out of the rain.