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New playground treat for pupils
3:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Local
Play time: Cutting the ribbon, from left, are Michelle Howles, Kevin Wrench of M&M Timber, Pamela Leek-Wright and Jon Brunt, with prep school pupils.
NEW playground facilities at a Kidderminster school have been officially opened.
Pupils at Holy Trinity International School’s prep school can now enjoy climbing ropes,bars, tyres and balancing activities in their new-look play ground.
It was funded by the Parents’ Association (PA) and installed over the summer holidays by parents.
Michelle Howles, chairman of the PA, said: “Together,we have achieved a spectacular result, which the children are now thoroughly enjoying. This wholly team effort has created a wonderful facility for our children to enjoy for many years to come.”
Timber for the project was sourced and supplied from sawmill M&M Timber, in Mamble, near Wyre Forest.
Jon Brunt, head of prep, added: “We are extremely grateful to the PA and our parents for helping make this a reality.
“The installation of additional apparatus will assist pupils develop co-ordination and learn valuable social skills, such as teamwork, patience and communication methods, to assist as they expand their risk-taking abilities.
“With an all-weather safety surface around the equipment, prep school pupils will be able to participate in playground activities safely all year round, whatever the weather.”
Meanwhile, new students to the school’s sixth form enjoyed an informal get together and tour of its full campus.
This year, the school will also be welcoming pupils from South America, the Far East and Australia.
Pam Leek-Wright, headteacher, said: “I am always delighted to welcome students into our sixth form and the international flavour that our overseas students bring provides wonderful enrichment opportunities, not just within sixth form but throughout the school.
“It is fantastic to see the sixth form growing and developing in such a positive way.
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