IT was snow joke at a Great Witley school when children discovered the changing of the seasons with a snowdrop hunt.

The event took place during the earlier this month at Abberley Hall School.

During the annual activity, all nursery children at the school go out with their teachers trying to spot the distinctive white flowers in the 90 acres of land surrounding the school.

Registrar Gill Portsmouth said: “All of the children thoroughly enjoyed it. It enables them to get out and about and observe nature.”

The snowdrop hunt starts the pupils’s project on the changing of the seasons by encouraging them to watch for the signs of spring arriving.

The school grounds include the landmark Abberley clock tower which is a prominent feature of the countryside around Great Witley, standing at 161 ft high on Merrit’s Hill.