YOUNGSTERS at a Chester school have been getting creative with reintroduced pottery classes for all year groups.

The Firs Prep School in Newton Lane is holding pottery classes again with the school's very own pottery tutor Rachel Kay.

The school has its own pottery studio but, to ensure compliance with all Covid-19 regulations, the pottery classes are now taking place in the children’s year groups.

The pottery classes are delivered to the whole class during the school’s Friday afternoon ‘Extra Extra’ session which introduces the children to a huge variety of extra curricular activities such as orienteering, music, technology, forest sessions and code breaking.

Pottery activities are themed around topics the children have been studying in class and Year 3 are in the process of making some beautiful seals which fits with their literacy work and Year 4 are hard at work making a gorilla pot based on Anthony Browne’s books.

Mrs Kay, who also runs, ‘The Clay Room Chester’, is delighted to be able to resume the classes and provide the children with the opportunity to work with the clay, developing the skills that they built during the previous year’s lessons.

Headteacher Rosemary Blackburn added: “We are very proud to be able to provide so many extra curricular activities to the children, especially with the current Covid-19 regulations.

"We are working hard to ensure we can safely offer the children a broad range of activities to enjoy. We love to inspire our children to learn and always look at creative ways to strengthen their education.

"We are delighted that Mrs Kay will visit all classes in the coming months, from our youngest Fir Cones nursery children to our oldest Year 6 class ensuing they all get the chance to create!”