THE seaside came to Rawthorpe when four tons of sand was delivered into the playground at Rawthorpe St James CE Infant and Nursery School.

Children were delighted to see the outside of the school transformed into a beach for a special day of outdoor learning.

All 235 children spent three sessions at the seaside, funfair and puppet making with Major Mustard who gave a puppet show during the afternoon.

There was also hotdogs and ice cream for an outdoor lunch, hook-a-duck, hoop throwing and a giant Connect Four game.

Children from Almondbury CE Infant and Nursery School’s school council also joined in the fun during the day.

The Almondbury school is twinned with Rawthorpe.

Headteacher Joan Rock said: “We first started bringing the seaside to school in 2008 as part of our celebration for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the school.

“It proved so popular that we’ve done the same thing every year since and the children love it.”