Photo gallery: New play area in full swing at primary school near Fakenham

The new play area at Blenheim Park Community School. Picture: Ian Burt

The new play area at Blenheim Park Community School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A small village school near Fakenham has opened a new play area thanks to the determined fund-raising efforts of its Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

The PTA at Blenheim Park Primary School, which has just 79 pupils, raised an impressive £8,000 in a year. A further £10,000 came from a Lottery grant.

Chairman of the PTA, Nicola Tooth, organised much of the

fundraising along with Rose Morgan, Marie Spooner, Kerry Archer and other PTA members.

Mrs Tooth said: 'We have held race nights, bingos, fetes, fairs and discos – all sorts of things.

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'At times we didn't think we would manage to raise the £8,000 but we have done and the equipment is fantastic.'

Headteacher Richard Stanley said: 'It is absolutely amazing to see how much money has been raised in such a small space of time and it is a credit to all of those involved.'

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The school wishes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who supported them, in particular Howdens in Fakenham who donated a dishwasher and a freezer which were sold to make a major contribution to the fundraising.

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