PLANS to transform the grounds at Upton CE Primary were unveiled at the school's autumn fair last Saturday.

They show the first phase of an ambitious project to create a new "outdoor environment".

Habitats for animals, insects and plants are to be constructed beside a new path leading to a wildlife area. A sheltered seating area will also be created next to a grass bank at the side of the playground.

Headteacher Mark Mumby said: "Hopefully, work can start on the first phase before Christmas, so that it can be finished early in the New Year.

"This is just the first of a number of new developments which will take years to carry out."

The "outdoor environment" is being funded by the Friends of Upton CE Primary School, who have already raised £4,000. Their target is £10,000, which will not only cover the cost of the first phase but also pay for more trees and plants.

Mr Mumby hailed the unveiling of the plans, which came days after the school was taken off Special Measures by Ofsted, as "another very positive step".