CHILDREN from Mere School have been taking their learning out of the classroom and spending time in the local community.
A visit to the Walnut Tree in Mere allowed Year 4 children to sample Indian cuisine on a celebration day, as part of their India topic.
During the term the children have been comparing landscapes, climate, seasons and general life with children in India.
On celebration day they also made recycled elephants, took part in a yoga story session and flew handmade kites with their parents at the end of the school day.
Another trip saw children make their termly visit to the Rosemary Goddard Centre in Mere.
Teacher Corinna Symonds said: “The children were really excited to return and share their topic books, have afternoon tea and play games. They enjoyed having lots of attention and having their work admired and taken seriously.
“Their learning was really put to the test with lots of questions. It was wonderful to see the respect and politeness shown throughout the afternoon – they were a real credit to their parents.
“And it wasn’t just the children who benefited from the visit. As one elderly gentleman explained: ‘It’s lovely to know we haven’t been forgotten’.”