GRASMERE School has welcomed back pupils and families with an outdoor educational experience.

In a statement, the school said: “During lockdown a lot of our families remained healthy and had a lovely family time.

“After eight weeks of lockdown, things began to feel a bit different. The children began to miss their friends and teachers. The novelty of doing schoolwork at home had worn off.

“So, opening up school for as many children as possible felt like absolutely the right thing to do. We knew that we didn’t have physically distanced space in school for all the children and that the risk of COVID transmission is reduced outside, so we approached Westmorland County Show to ask if we could hire marquees.

“We’ve got two big marquees and we now have four year-groups working outside in them. The remaining four year-groups are spread out in a very airy school, with windows wide open. Everyone who wants to be back at school is now back, for the last four weeks of term.”