Pre-school in £10k lottery win

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

CHIL­DREN with spe­cial needs will have a safe and fun gar­den to play in thanks to a Lottery wind­fall.

Bollinbrook Pre-school has been given al­most £10,000 from the Awards for All fund.

It has been used to build a ‘Sen­sa­tion and Imag­i­na­tion Zone’ which in­cludes new fenc­ing and soft sur­fac­ing to the out­door play space and new play equip­ment.

The aim of the project is to im­prove the out­door play space and cre­ate a safer en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren with more com­plex phys­i­cal dif­fi­cul­ties.

It is the fi­nal piece in the puz­zle for the pre-school, which ear­lier this year open­ing a new build­ing on its site on Abbey Road.

Caro­line Bick­er­ton, pre-school man­ager, said: “The gar­den is al­most fin­ished, we just need to put the ramp for dis­abled ac­cess.

“The chil­dren are go­ing to love it. There is a soft floor to keep them safe and a mud kitchen, which al­lows them to enjoy get­ting messy with com­post and spades.

“We have a lot of chil­dren with spe­cial needs, as well as two year olds, so this gar­den creates a safe space out­doors for them to play.

“It has been a great year for us with the open­ing of the new build­ing in July, which has given us twice as much space as we pre­vi­ously had. With the new build­ing and the gar­den, we hope to se­cure an­other out­stand­ing Of­sted in­spec­tion.”

The gar­den will open in Jan­uary.

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