Pupils at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Clayton, Bradford, are leaping for joy at the creation of their new outdoor classroom built with £8,700 lottery funding.

Pupils have built a wildlife garden and nature trail with help from the members of conservation group BCTV.

Mick Hopkinson, the school’s site manager, said: “The garden is something that we have wanted for a long time. We have turned an area that was overgrown into a wildlife garden and nature trail with paths leading into different areas, a pond, outdoor classroom and lots of high-nectar plants.”

He said pupils were delighted with the finished garden but added the school was now looking for adult volunteers from the community to help run a monthly wildlife-watch club for the children.