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Celebrity Opening For Shobdon Primary School Play Area

Friday 9th May saw the grand opening of the new play area at Shobdon Primary School by John Challis star of Only Fools and Horses.

Keystage One children (age 4 - 7yrs) and children from the local community playgroup will benefit from this brand new play area: Built on an area of grassed land just outside the class room door, it has rubber flooring, is fenced and gated with access from the classroom offering a safe and secure environment.

Vicky Hancock head teacher for Shobdon Primary School said “After nearly a year of construction we are thrilled with the play area and it is a welcome addition to the School. We are already enjoying using it daily to support and enrich the children's learning. Overall, it's a very positive and stimulating place to be and will be immensely valuable when our new children begin their schooling with us in September.”

The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust provided a grant of £8,025 for the purchase of outdoor equipment with road safety being the main theme: items such as a removable track, signs, dressing up clothes, traffic cones, and a set of working traffic lights all which will help encourage road safety. A camera and video camera have been purchased to allow the children to observe road traffic patterns outside of the school.

Vicky Hancock added “As well as thanking Kingspan for giving us the opportunity to enhance the children’s experience in this new area. We would also like to thank the parents, governors and local community for all their help and input - without them this project couldn't have happened.”

John Garbutt trustee said “We are very glad this project met the criteria of the trust as so many children will benefit from the play area equipment. We are also delighted to be involved in a project that has brought the whole community together.”

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