Children arriving at Cooks Spinney primary school in Harlow, Essex, were shocked recently to find a giant hole in their school hall.

A warning sign said recent adverse weather had caused the natural disaster.

But the “hole” was part of the school’s latest Wow day, aimed to capture the imagination of students at the start of a topic.

Each year group was taken into the hall to see the hole and stand on a bridge built

over it.

Headteacher Stuart Pope said: “Year 3 have been studying natural disasters and we wanted to hold a Wow day to bring that to life for them.

“Children and parents alike were caught up in the buzz around school. It caught everyone’s attention, which is great.

“A few years ago, the children would have learnt about natural disasters by watching a film. Instead of the focus being on maths or writing, we’ve used art to teach them about natural disasters.”

Pic: Pupils at Cooks Spinney primary school stand over the bridge of the sink hole that appeared in their school


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