THE creation of a new “Hideaway Cafe” at Corpus Christi Primary School means the pupils have another exciting play area.

The new playground project was launched last week to create a safe and sustainable outdoor learning resource.

It also aims to connect the children with nature, help to increase physical activity, and provide opportunities to get outdoors more often.

Family company Sowing Seeds created the Hideaway Cafe, complete with a “mud kitchen”.

The cafe area has mushroom seats, camouflage netting, a handmade sign and rainbow ribbons at the entrance.

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The school’s playground area was recently designed by Danish company Kompan, and is the first of its kind in the Glasgow area.

Gayle Macdonald, head-teacher, said: “We want our children to be healthy, happy and included which will ultimately raise attainment in our school.

“The addition of the Hideaway Café and Mud Kitchen was a worthwhile investment and has provided our youngest children with great learning opportunities for child directed outdoor play. We are delighted with the end product.”

Vicky Kytzia, principal teacher, said: “When children are outdoors, they connect with nature. The role of outdoor learning in developing self-esteem is being increasingly recognised and, given this, mud kitchens have become a key activity for kids.”

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