Foundation stage pupils at Sibford School near Banbury released more than 20 young butterflies into the wild this week.
The children, aged between 3 and 5, raised the colourful insects from caterpillars and have spent weeks watching as they built cocoons, metamorphosed and eventually emerged.
Class teacher Nicola Watson said: “Watching the caterpillars transform into Painted Lady butterflies was a valuable lesson for the children and I was delighted with the care that showed when we eventually left them fly into the wild.”
Sibford School will be holding a special Early Years Open Afternoon on Thursday 14 June when parents and children will be able to see some of the many opportunities offered by the school to its youngest pupils.
Pictured: Three-year-old Arthur Jack releases a butterfly.