Pupils enjoy new play area af­ter £10,000 grant win

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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

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