Pupils at Athelstan Community Primary School enjoying their new climbing frame

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Pupils Clambering To Get Active At Athelstan Primary School

We can all remember our school days when lunchtime meant an opportunity to get out and play, whether it was hopscotch, skipping or football. Now pupils at Athelstan Community Primary School have another exciting option with a new climbing frame, purchased thanks to funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

The climbing frame has been specially designed to provide children with an opportunity to challenge themselves in a variety of ways. Resembling a giant pick-up sticks game, the frame is formed from several overlapped logs which children can clamber over, crawl under and swing from, and also features a web-like rope climbing net. 

To purchase the equipment the school applied for, and received, £4,563 from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust. Karen O’Donnell, Athelstan Community Primary School’s Head Teacher discussed the project “At Athelstan School our vision is to help all children be the best they can be. Encouraging healthy lifestyles is a big part of this and we aim to by provide our pupils with plenty of opportunity to get active. The new climbing frame really enhances our outdoor play options and has already been a huge hit with the children”.  

John Garbutt, Chairman of the Community Trust commented “We’re glad to see the children at Athelstan Primary are really getting the most out of their new equipment. Encouraging health and fitness in young people is one of the Community Trust’s key aims and the climbing frame makes getting active fun and exciting for the pupils.”


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