A local primary school in Trentham is celebrating after being awarded from the RJS Foundation for new outdoor equipment.
Priory C E Primary School is celebrating after being awarded £250 for new outdoor equipment.
Alison Bache, teacher at Ash Green Primary School, said: “At Priory, the children are at the heart of all we do. As a school we recognise the importance of children learning through play and developing their own ideas. The outdoor area is a vital part of our provision that children can access all day. This is why it is important for us to provide children with open ended learning opportunities, so they can develop their own vision. We will be using the money to further support this with ideas from the children themselves. The money will allow us to provide better accessible storage for the children to continue to take responsibility of their ideas, and materials to further enhance their play, such as stop watches, remote control cars, crates, wood, measuring tapes and real crockery for the mud kitchen. Pupil voice is really important to Priory, which is why we want to provide these materials, as it’s their ideas that matter!”
The RJS Foundation grant will support the purchase of new outdoor equipment and to improve the look and maintenance of the outdoor play areas in time for the sunnier spring weather so the children can play outside as much as possible. Priory would like to enhance their mud kitchen, replace some fencing, a broken hut, purchase some new toys and a hose for the outside tap. It will make a huge difference having new play equipment and improved facilities and toys, children love to explore and play outside, and this will greatly support and encourage this.