Children thrilled with £10,000 playground boost

Children thrilled with £10,000 playground boost

2414622702 Paul Jackson 12.06.14 Defford New play equuipment at Defford cum Besford First School. From left - Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher Evie Aubin, eight, William Rollason, six and Izzy Craddock, five. (7102982)

2414622701 Paul Jackson 12.06.14 Defford New play equuipment at Defford cum Besford First School. Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher with Izzy Craddock, five. (7102973)

First published in News
Last updated

A GENEROUS grant has transformed a tired and rundown playground into a colourful and imaginative space.

Children at Defford Cum Besford CE First School, near Pershore, can now make the most of a range of new and exciting equipment after the school received £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund for the Defford Outdoor Play project.

The school also received extra funding from a grant received from the Rowlands Trust and a generous donation from their Friends’ Association, while the committee of parents raised £2,000 to extend the project to include class planters, games boards and netball posts.

Headteacher Andrea Bailey said: "We will be showing off our new school improvements during our open day from 1pm to 3pm on Friday, June 20.

"We very much welcome visitors to our school, and would be delighted for new faces to come along and see our school in action.

"Come and see how we use our outside space, including our very popular forest school, which is used to enhance our curriculum for all children throughout the school."

The Bishop of Dudley, reverend Graham Usher, officially opened the playground on Thursday, June 12 and it will also be used by the weekly Mini-Maples baby and toddler group and the school's out of hours childcare club.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree