Fantastic news for all of us at St Paul's and the Parish. We had some excellent news on Tuesday about our bid to the North Yard Community Trust. I received a very late call from a very excited Mr Pearce about our bid. We were successful and had secured funding for just over £25 000 to develop our playground areas!
The plans were constructed through the children's designs, negotiated and developed with the School Council. In this weeks newsletter there is a copy of the plan that includes all of the apparatus, line markings features that the children selected. As you will see this includes playground markings for both of the playground areas, low level and a high level adventure trails, polytunnel and gazebo. All of these items can be used whatever the weather, so this is going to enhance our outside provision enormously.
I told the School Council on Wednesday who were delighted, it was their job to let their classes know the great news. There was a very excited buzz from all, apart from the year 6 children who were excited but felt that they might not benefit! I did tell them that they could come back and use it at anytime, they were pleased to hear that.
On behalf of myself, the staff and most importantly the children at the school I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Pearce in supporting us to write the bid, to Jane Ford, Mrs Miller and Mrs Rossiter who supported and gave valuable advice throughout the process.
As you can imagine this has been a wonderful piece of uplifting news for the end of a very tiring term. All I can say is, let's be ready for the launch later in the year!