A proud school unveiled its new outdoor classroom and thanked the businesses which had made it a reality.

Over the last two years the PTA at Leverton Primary School has been working in conjunction with Waltham Abbey Businesses to fund a wishlist of additional facilities drawn up by teachers and parents.

As well as receiving a sizeable £12,000 from Tesco's Bags for Help scheme, the school was boosted by in-kind donations which allowed it to host events such as an afternoon tea.

On Tuesday the school welcomed in its business partners to unveil the brand new outdoor classroom purchased with the funds.

Now pupils will be able to work outside in the summer months and at break times use recently installed additions to the playground.

Julie Collins, chairperson of the PTA, said: "This has all been done with the help and support of business in Waltham Abbey and building relationships with those businesses.

"We believe that supporting local business and in turn them supporting local schools is vital to the community.

"It is also in a big way to do with the headteacher Lisa Gibbs.

"Without her support none of this would have happened."

After scrambling over the new climbing wall, navigating the adventure trail and whizzing down the zip line, pupils held up cards thanking the business for their support.

Help has come from hair salon and academy Dare, Annie’s coffee shop, Sun Street Opticians, Co-op sun Street Branch , Tesco and Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel.