School celebrates cash award to pay for new adventure play equipment

Pupils from Jupiter class celebrating after Rollesby Primary School and Nursery have received some f

Pupils from Jupiter class celebrating after Rollesby Primary School and Nursery have received some funding for outdoor play equipment from the EDP Community Chest.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Pupils are looking forward to playing with their new playground equipment thanks to a cash award from the EDP.

Rollesby Primary and Nursery School collected over 500 tokens as part of the EDP's Community Chest Competition.

The primary school with nearly 150 pupils in Main Road, Rollesby, was awarded £500 as part of the Great Yarmouth Mercury's sister-paper's competition.

The school is now hoping to extend the playground using a permeable surface and build an adventure structure which can be used all year round, subject to planning approval.

Headteacher, Louise Hinton, said: 'It is quite exciting and different equipment. It is something active for our children to do at break times.

'We are only a small school, so our budget is fairly limited. We rely on fund-raising and grants to give us additional resources.

'It is going to make a big difference to the children. It will be an all-weather surface that can be used all year around, which will be great.

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'The parents were brilliant collecting the tokens. We want to say a big thanks to them.'

It is hoped the equipment will be installed by the summer holidays at the latest, subject to planning approval.

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