IT was picnic time for teddy bears and their families when a school hosted a community get together.

More than 45 families attended the teddy bears’ picnic at Colchester High School.

The event also offered visitors the chance to take part in teddy bear themed arts and crafts, biscuit decorating, music, sensory stories and sports.

The Fresh Water Theatre Company paid a visit and invited children to participate in an imaginary story hunt, using songs and rhymes to discover lots of teddy bears along the way.

David Young, school principal, said: “We would just like to say thank you to all the families who attended our Early Years Teddy Bear Picnic event.

“At Colchester High School we pride ourselves on our close knit family environment and this was a lovely opportunity for us to expand our community for the day.

“Our young visitors were able to engage in a variety of activities in our early years classrooms and outdoor garden, exploring and developing their social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual capabilities while having a lot of fun.

“I would also like to thank all the pupils who also assisted at the event and took such great care of all our visitors.”

The independent school, in Wellesley Road, Colchester, is set to host another event in December.