Imaginations run wild at Dagenham primary school night walk

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 December 2018

Village Infants' School. Picture: Archant

Village Infants' School. Picture: Archant


Reception pupils let their imagination run wild last week on a night-time walk around the school grounds.

The children from Village Infants’ School dropped their pencils and picked up torches for the hike, which featured a fire pit in the reception garden.

They embarked at about 4.30pm, with parents and staff warming up with hot chocolate and sharing stories in the main hall afterwards.

“Lots of fun was had by all and the children have been talking about the walk ever since,” said headteacher Jayne Meech.

Each pupil paid £1 to take part, funds going towards buying toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of a dental hygiene scheme.

“Nothing can beat a child’s imagination, so it is great to see the school encouraging this,” the council’s education spokeswoman, Cllr Evelyn Carpenter, said of the Ford Road, Dagenham school’s event on November 28.

“I bet they all had a fantastic time.”

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