IT'S childsplay at Humberston Church of England Primary School!
Pupils helped design their own new playground, funded by the school's Parent and Friends Association (PFA) – whose dedicated fundraising has paid for new playground equipment.
Humberston-based Newby Leisure Ltd were delighted to be asked to get involved with the project and worked closely with pupils in the design and content.
Neil Newby, director said: "We have supplied and installed the playground equipment and extension, including the trim trail and some small play pods. It's my old school so it's great to come back and keep coming back, my kids came here too.
"We involved the school council in discussions about the design. We showed them options and let them choose – even though some of them wanted zip lines! We then tailored it to what the children would like. We threw a few bits in as well for them."
Tamsin Huntley, of the PFA said: "Throughout the year we do fundraising events, school discos, fairs and quiz nights to raise money for the PFA. The aim is to see what the children want to spend the money on. This was a major donation of £2,000 and we think the children will enjoy it."
Jane Grantham, Key Stage 2 teaching assistant, said: "From the school council's point of view it was nice for them to meet with Mr Newby and discuss the kind of equipment that they would like and for them to think about the budget. They are really grateful for him giving his time to talk to them and see it through."
School councillor Frankie Knight, 10, enthused: "It's extended the playground, which makes more space for pupils coming up from the younger years and gives them an imagination area. We didn't have as much room and didn't have a quiet area for reading or larger running area."
Fellow councillor Neve Nearney, 10, added: "It's really good because it's separated the areas, the netball court is now a running area, we've got a football area for ball games and Year 3 have an imagination and quiet area for reading.
Piece written by grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/