The creativity and family ethos of a Speyside primary school have earned praise from national inspectors.
Education Scotland issued a positive report after visiting Craigellachie earlier this year.
The forging of strong partnerships with parents and the wider community was acclaimed as being central to the school’s recent success.
Head teacher Shiobhan Woolgar explained that staff deployed the great outdoors in Moray to help boost the confidence of the children.
She said: “We work hard in getting the children as comfortable and as happy as possible because that’s when they learn best.
“We’ve worked with Outfit Moray on some mountain bike sessions for the P6 and P7 class to improve fitness and their love of the outdoors.
“They just loved it and you could see a big impact on their confidence and self-esteem from the start to the end of the six sessions. It was really quite amazing.”
Areas identified for improvement at the school included further development of ways to track progress and ensure pupils used their literacy and numeracy skills across all lessons.
Inspector Patricia Watson ranked the well-being of pupils and the leadership and achievement of students as “good” with the learning, teaching and assessment graded as “satisfactory”.
Mrs Watson added: “Positive relationships between children and staff create a family ethos across the school. As a result, children feel safe and well cared for and enjoy the wide variety of learning experiences the school provides.
“Extensive use of the outdoor learning environment increases children’s wellbeing and enhances their learning.”