A teddy bears’ picnic was the perfect start to life at school for a group of four year olds in Ramsgate.
The children will be starting at Ramsgate Arts Primary in Reception class in September. The school laid on a welcome for pupils and families to familiarise themselves with the site and meet new friends and teachers.
They children were encouraged to bring along their favourite cuddly toys to share the experience with them, and they were treated to a picnic in the sunshine in the newly-opened outdoor activity area.
Head of School Nick Budge said: “It was lovely to welcome our new Reception pupils and to see so many happy and smiling faces enjoying their first experience of Ramsgate Arts Primary.
“They had to chance to get a feel of what we are all about and it was a perfect opportunity for them to meet other children who will be joining us in September, and also to meet some of our teaching and support staff.
“Starting school is a big step and it is important that all our new intake feel comfortable, safe and happy in their new surroundings.
“Feedback from the pupils and families has been excellent and we are looking forward to seeing the children when they start their educational journey at RAPS in September.”
Ramsgate Arts Primary School focusses on specialist teaching of arts subjects including dance, music, drama and art, in specially-designed studios, while also delivering a broad primary curriculum.