An £80,000 development of an outdoor learning environment in Red Hill Primary School will begin in February.

A water pump to enable water play, cave, mud kitchen and nature zone will be implemented.

The four week project is to provide a platform for young children to get a broad education.

Headteacher of Red Hill Primary School, Nicola Crockatt, told News Shopper: "Developing the outdoor area is about getting the education of the children right from the very moment they step into school.

"We have them for seven years so we want them to have the best facilities."

Ms Crockatt joined the school in September.

"It has been really good," she said.

"I have a great team behind me. The children have adjusted to changes really well. We have a couple of building projects going on and there are a lot of exciting changes for the school."

The Rotary Club in Chislehurst donated £1,000 for the outdoor development with the rest of the funding coming from the Pioneer Academy, who Red Hill is part of.

Ms Crockatt sees February's project as the beginning of regular transition.

She said: "This is phase one of a building project. We are looking to develop year on year to enhance the outdoor area.

"This is about us focusing on all areas of development. We are not interested in just learning though classrooms – it is about learning through play and using the outdoors to enhance the learning opportunities we provide."