KEEPING your kitchen clean is a priority for top chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver – but not for Crawforddyke Nursery pupils.
The children, together with staff at the nursery, set up their own mud kitchen in the school grounds.
And the youngsters jumped at the chance to get their wellies on and play in the mud.
The mud kitchen was set up and organised by two of the school’s Early Years Workers, Eleanor Duncan and Karen MacMillan, together with parent helpers.
Karen said: “It’s all about getting the kids out and exploring.
“We have a natural play area at the school and we recently bought puddle suits for the children so they can get as muddy as they want.
“The kids love to explore outside in the same way that we did when we were their age.
“They love getting out there, making mud pies and just having fun together – it’s great to see.”
The mud kitchen forms part of Crawforddyke’s ongoing school and nursery initiative entitled 21st Century Families.
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