An East Lancashire primary school is set to get a new summerhouse thanks to a donation from a housing developer with a nearby site.

Whalley CE Primary School, in Church Lane, has received a donation from house builder Prospect Homes to buy timber and insulation for the summerhouse which will be built as part of its forest school.

The summerhouse will be used as an outdoor classroom so outdoor learning in the forest school can continue, even when it is rainy - as it often is in Whalley.

Richard Blackburn, headteacher at Whalley CE Primary, said: “The school is very proud of its forest school provision and the children absolutely love their time there.

"We will be making many improvements to it this year, but the summerhouse is a great starting point.”

Prospect Homes is working on Mitton Grange, a 50 house development of three and four bedroom homes on land in Mitton Road, Whalley, priced from £350,000 up to £570,000.

Sam Palin, head of sales at Prospect Homes added: “Whenever we start building homes in a new area, we always try to integrate into the local community.

"Whalley Primary School is the closest school to Mitton Grange and serves the Whalley community, so we’re really pleased we could play a part in enhancing their forest school offer.”