MAKING mud pies, building campfires and causing chemical reactions were just some of the activities school pupils were asked to do as part of their Dangerous Things weekend.

On Saturday around 100 families took part in the fun filled afternoon, hosted by Salisbury Cathedral School (SCS), allowing children aged between four and eight to roam freely across the 27-acre site, to take part in a variety of tasks both spontaneous and planned.

‘Dangerous Things (you should let your child do!)’ was inspired by the book 50 Dangerous Things, written by Gever Tulley.

Organiser of the event, Jojo Orange, said: "Events like Dangerous Things allow us to meet local families and share our unique setting with the Salisbury community, to offer outreach to the local community and to continue to enhance the SCS experience for our current families."

Other activities during the day included deconstructing electrical appliances, slack-line walking and den building.

Carley Sefton-Wilson, CEO of charity Learning Through Landscapes added: "Although this event was great fun, the importance of risk and challenge in children's lives has never been more crucial and it was fantastic to see Salisbury Cathedral School helping some of the children in the community tick off some of their 50 dangerous things."