LITTLE learners in Cleadon are going wild about a new class project which is helping them make the most of the great outdoors.
Busy Bees Day Nursery, in Front Street, has set up the scheme encouraging children to enjoy a brush with nature.
As part of the Busy Bees Goes Wild project, youngsters have been given scrapbooks to cover all four seasons and invited to fill in a log of activities, from taking a photograph of a wintry scene to looking for birds and making a picture out of twigs found while out and about.
The nursery has joined forces with the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts to help inspire children to develop a love of the outdoors.
Angela Duggan, assistant manager at the nursery, said: “We have designed scrapbooks for all four seasons for the children to fill in and there will be prizes on offer.
“The scheme will run throughout the year, taking in winter, spring, summer and autumn.
“The response has been really good so far, with children aged from one to four taking part.
“It is nice for them to to get out and enjoy nature.
“We came up with the idea and approached the wildlife trust to help us come up with the design of the scrapbook and the activities.”