YOUNGSTERS using the forest school at Charlton with Cropthorne PreSchool, near Evesham, have been given a new toy.

A mini-tractor has been donated by John Deere, based at nearby Hinton, and is the latest addition to the children’s outdoor studies in the forest school.

Manager Alison Davies said: “With a number of children coming from farming backgrounds, tractors are a regular source of fun, promoting gross motor skills and encouraging role play.

“We value our contacts with local businesses and are grateful for the help they give us.”