PARENTS and pupils from Mabe Primary School were invited to the opening of an outdoor extension to its early years and Year 1 classroom.
Although the rainproof outdoor space will not increase the school's capacity, it will greatly improve the learning environment, according to head teacher Paul Hayes.
"Research suggests that outdoor learning complements indoor learning and is equally important in a child's development, especially in their infant years," he said.
"This will provide a better transition between the classroom and the playground and offer an alternative learning environment to be used by the whole class or smaller groups of children throughout the school day."
Teaching assistant and governor Norma Sanders, who has dedicated herself to the children over many years, was chosen to cut the ribbon.
Mr Hayes said: "She is an inspiration to all of us in her selfless duty of care to the school and her positive attitude to life.
The school will also benefit from the donation of a play shed from Truro Portable Buildings, Longdowns.