PARENTS and staff at an Alloa Nursery are uniting to provide a safe and welcoming outdoor environment for children to explore and learn.

Park Family Team – the parent council for Park Primary School and Nursery – is fundraising to make the nursery's garden area more inviting.

Morag Dunion, Nicola Beveridge and Alison Arnott are collecting sponsors for taking part in McTuff's Girls Big Dirty Day Out in Falkirk on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

They will be put through their paces on an obstacle course spanning 3-4km in distance, in the female only event.

With only a couple days left until the event, they are hoping for a final push at sponsors to raise the total collected as high as they can.

Changes planned for the school include a quiet area for outdoor reading and literacy, an area to experience growing our own vegetables, role play within a mud kitchen and a sensory garden.

Alison, chairperson for the parent council group, said: "Park is a brilliant local school and nursery, but parents, staff and children have thought for some time that we need to improve the outdoor space.

"We want to raise funds and find sponsors and local businesses who will help us to take the children's learning outside."

Morag, who works at Park Nursery, added: "The changes that we would like to raise funds for will make a huge difference to our children's outdoor learning experience.

"We want to provide opportunities for children to learn through play and practical experiences like growing our own vegetables, role play within a mud kitchen and sensory exploration – it all adds to the learning mix.

"The Park Family Team have done great work, but on this we need the support of local people and businesses to deliver our dream of a better garden area for the children attending Park primary and nursery."