A huge THANK YOU to all the parents, children, Ursula and Ms Reidy who turned out last Saturday to help with the works to our playground.  We managed to make and install 9 raised beds and the field and front areas of the school were all strimmed back and now look great.  Although there was lots of hard work done, it was a lovely afternoon and the children really enjoyed getting involved in improving their school (and also the wheelbarrow rides given by the Dads).  The quote of the day from one of them was “This is better than watching telly”


This Saturday we are filling the raised beds with topsoil so they will be ready for planting by the children next week.   They will be growing flowers and vegetables and learning how to look after them.  Two of the raised beds will be left with just soil for play.  Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered so far to help on Saturday.


As part of the playground improvements we will also see new playground markings installed in the next 2/3 weeks.  These markings will include 3 x hopscotch, an adventure trail and a compass.  We will post some pictures once they are in.  We are also awaiting delivery of 3 benches which will go in between the raised beds, these are made of recycled plastic and are maintenance free.


The plan for the next phase of improvements is to create an outdoor classroom in the area to the side of the school.  This will be a comfortable and enjoyable place for the children to take their learning outdoors in fine weather.  We will keep you posted about this.

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