PUPILS and staff at a Cam primary school celebrated the opening of a new outdoor space.

Cam Hopton Primary School’s brand new purpose built space, for children in the early years foundation stage, was officially launched by councillor Brian Tipper, who cut the ribbon at a special event on Monday morning.

The event included a Macmillan coffee morning and guests enjoyed a selection of homemade cakes.

Some of the local companies that donated and helped make the build happen attended, including Lucy Woolams, of the Renishaw charities committee, and Anne Anderson county commissioner for Girlguiding.

Headteacher Becky Harris said: “This has transformed our early years area into a bright, fun and safe place, thanks to the hard work of our PTA.”

The PTA raised the money and the structure was designed, manufactured and installed by Pete Smyth from Glos Joinery. The new space joins an outdoor classroom which was built last year.

The school is hosting an opening morning for prospective pupils and parents starting in 2020, on Tuesday, October 8, from 9.30am to 11.30am.