Leeds,
22
April
2015
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00:00
Europe/London

Life’s a beach at Bracken Edge


 

Early years
pupils at Bracken Edge Primary school helped to open their brand new play area earlier
this week, alongside specially invited guests.
 
The deputy
executive member for children and families, and school governor, Councillor
Jane Dowson joined staff, pupils and parents to officially open the ‘beach
themed’ playground which includes brand new play equipment and a massive sand
pit. Guests were entertained by a steel pan band.
 
The school
secured £10,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund and invested a further
£20,000 themselves to create a brand new outdoor play area which will inspire
the children and help their educational development.
 
Thanks to
this investment early years pupils will now enjoy a beach themed playground,
which the pupils helped to design themselves. The new area incorporates hard
wood play equipment including a climbing frame and balancing and agility
equipment which will help to encourage healthy, active lifestyles. The new play
area also includes a quiet, reading area for those children preferring a calmer
environment.
 
Councillor Jane Dowson, deputy
executive member responsible for children and families said:
 
I am really pleased to be opening this fantastic new play area. This really is an
amazing transformation from what was an uninspiring and underused playground
into something which will be an integral part of the school day for the pupils
of Bracken Edge. We really want it to be stimulating environment which not only
encourages the children to be active and have fun, but also a place where they
can learn and develop.”


Picture caption: Councillor Jane Dowson opens the new play area with Bracken Edge pupils Ellie Fowler Brown,  Samuel Joblan, and Saiveyah Harding-Sherlock.

 

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