CHILDREN from a South Tyneside school are exploring the great outdoors with new friends.
Reception children from Jarrow Cross C of E Primary, in Borough Road, Jarrow, are working with pupils from High Spen Primary in Gateshead.
It’s part of a community cohesion project run by former South Tyneside headteacher Phil Grice, which is fostering links between eight partner schools.
Susan McBeth, headteacher of Jarrow Cross C of E Primary, said: “Schools from South Tyneside have been linked up with schools from surrounding areas.
“The whole thing is to get the children to realise how their community is special and see what is different and special about another area.
“It is really good to create links with other schools, talk to the other teachers and get different ideas.
“Every school has got a different project and ours has been around the use of the outdoor space with the foundation stage, because it is something we are working on developing.
“Children from High Spen came to us and created Little Red Riding Hood’s cottage and worked around the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
“Our children are going up to High Spen to work within the school, which is only 20 minutes from Chopwell Woods, so they are going to do some activities there in the future.
“High Spen will come back to us in the summer and we will be going to the beach together.”