New play area delight for school

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Children who go to the nursery at Pegswood Primary School are enjoying more active and enjoyable play times.

The new play area that was officially opened recently includes a wooden climbing frame, a reading corner, water wall and a bright and colourful race track made from safe, durable wet-pour, all of which add up to a fun outdoor learning environment.

Its construction was made possible thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the Northumberland Healthy Pupil Capital Fund – money from the Government which Northumberland County Council allocates to school projects which benefit pupils’ health – and local fund-raising of £13,000.

Money came from a range of sources including Pegswood Parish Council, Coun David Towns, who cut the ribbon, through his members local improvement schemes fund, Pegswood Co-op, Pegswood Childminders, Lynemouth Power, Tesco, Hadrian Trust, Sir James Knott, Press Electrical and Ark Signs.

Andrew Waterfield, Pegswood Primary School headteacher, said: “We are delighted to have achieved our fund-raising target and to make this exciting refurbishment a reality, which the children of the community will benefit from for years to come.

“I would like to thank all those that contributed to this worthy cause.”

Coun Towns said: “It was a pleasure to contribute some of my local schemes budget to this new play area, which is a great project for the benefit of local children.”