IT IS the school with its own woodland walk in Hampshire.

Waterside Primary School is a community school in Ashford Crescent, Hythe, which has a woodland area for the children that has been in place since Easter.

The school has 195 pupils and some of them helped create the woodland walk by building a bug hotel, where they were taught to use saws and hammers.

Waterside Primary School has learning pirates which help teach the children how to be responsible resilient, reflective, resourceful and reasoning.

The learning pirates represent skills and traits that should help pupils later in life, such as being able to ask focused questions, as well as plan and set goals.

Their most recent Ofsted report rated the primary school as ‘good’ for ensuring better teaching and outcomes since the last inspection, where it was rated as ‘requires improvement’.

Mark Ward, the deputy head, said: “I have been here for two years and I think the children are developing a really keen desire to be the best they can.

“We want them to believe they achieve what they want and the children here want to be challenged, which is a great thing.”

He added: “The report we received from Ofsted was great because it shows all the hard work we have done in the last two years.

“We cater to all of the children’s needs here and the SATS papers have got more challenging, but we are proud of how our Years Six pupils have done this year.”