Pott Row first school

8th December 2006 at 00:00
(Photograph) - Children at a primary school have been given all-weather jumpsuits so they can have lessons outside even when it is raining. All 49 pupils at Pott Row first school, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, have been given the suits.

Teachers aim to provide half of all lessons outdoors within two years.

Michelle Petzer, the head, said the move followed observations by staff that the children were much happier and found it easier to concentrate.

"Now when it rains the pupils don their jumpsuit raincoats and wellies and head out to play as usual," she said. Photograph:Empics

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today