Fitness trail for Seaton Primary School

PUBLISHED: 07:53 15 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:04 15 December 2015

Seaton Primary School pupils  try out the climbing poles in their new playground with headteacher Kate McFarlane  (centre) and PTA members Tammy Norcott (left)  and Trudi Hartnell. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Seaton Primary School pupils try out the climbing poles in their new playground with headteacher Kate McFarlane (centre) and PTA members Tammy Norcott (left) and Trudi Hartnell. Picture CHRIS CARSON

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Pupils get a new £15,000 play area

An exciting new physical and multi-sensory play area has been created for younger pupils at Seaton Primary School, funded by a £10,000 lottery grant and a generous donation of £5,000 from the Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA).

The grant has paid for a fitness trail, consisting of a climbing ramp, climbing trees and roll-over bars. It also funded surfacing, observatory, wormery, eye-spy posts, mirror and log walls.

Headteacher Kate McFarlane said the funding had allowed them to transform an area that was ‘pretty unloved’ into an exciting new space for the key stage one pupils.

She said: “We wanted something that could be used throughout the year and that would also be available for the children in lesson and break times too.

“The idea is to encourage physical activity and agility in children. It also encourages them to assess physical risk within a safe environment.”

Pupils helped to choose the equipment, the most popular being the roll-over bars.

The most expensive item in the project was the surfacing.


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