Pupils enjoy new play area after £10,000 grant win
CHILDREN at Bosley St Mary’s CE Primary School have been enjoying a new play area after a grant.
Staff at the primary school applied for money as part of the National Lottery grants fund in a bid to improve the outdoor play area.
It was also aimed to be used by the nursery children at the associated pre-school Bosley Bobkins.
The grants go to help out a variety of community organisations and the team at Bosley wanted to show that the money would go to benefit a wide range of pupils by enhancing what the children are learning at school.
Staff and pupils were pleased to hear they had won a £10,000 grant from the fund.
The school has used the money to develop its outdoor space with a new play area and safety surfacing, enabling more after school clubs to be delivered to the children.
Karen Baxter, who is Key Stage 1 teacher and Bosley Bobkins manager, said this will enable children and families to access play activities throughout the year to aid their social skills and physical development.
She said: “The children are delighted with our new play area.
“It is a shared area between Key Stage 1 and our charity run Preschool Bosley Bobkins, catering for children aged between the ages of two and seven years mainly but Key Stage 2 will be allowed too.
“It will be used to extend all areas of the curriculum, including free flow play for Reception and fun afternoon activities for our stay and play group.”
Bosley school was one of 128 community organisations across the North West to win a share of £7m in National Lottery funding.
●● The all weather play area was funded through a £10,000 National Lottery grant
●● Bosley St Mary’s pupils in their new playground cabin