Life’s a picnic for pupils

Rotary Club of Ponteland Past President Raymond Tipping is pictured handing over one of two picnic tables to Belsay First School. At the table with him is pupil Megan Fraser.
Rotary Club of Ponteland Past President Raymond Tipping is pictured handing over one of two picnic tables to Belsay First School. At the table with him is pupil Megan Fraser.

BELSAY First School’s wish was granted when an organisation came along to fund new picnic equipment.

The School Council had asked teachers to provide new facilities so pupils can sit and eat outside and top of the list was two tables.

Fortunately, Ponteland Rotary Club came to the school asking if it could help with anything and it agreed to pay the £140 needed to purchase them from New Horizons Timber Products in Morpeth’s Coopies Lane Industrial Estate.

Belsay Headteacher Christine Corbett said: “The tables are absolutely beautiful and they will go into a secure area.

“The next stage is to put canopies over them so they can be used in all weathers.

“We are very grateful to Rotary for supporting us.”

Bob Crosby, Ponteland Rotary Club President, said: “We have gone around schools in the rural parts of our area to offer our support and so we were happy to help Belsay First School with its wish to have these picnic tables.”