Pupils at a preparatory school in Abingdon have been enjoying some time outdoors in the sunshine.

Children at the Manor Preparatory School in Faringdon Road have been creating dens made from hoops - a technique they learned in their PE classes.

School spokeswoman Charlotte Garside said: "Modern life is so busy, giving children the time and space to play and experiment with ideas is more important than ever.

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"These children worked together to create their hoop dens, a trick they picked up from a PE club; what better way to develop their team work and problem-solving skills than just playing freely in the sun!"

The Manor school is a private school for boys and girls aged two to 11.

Its Georgian manor house occupies a nine-acre site, close to St Helen and Katharine school.

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