Youngsters delighted with new playground

ndet 96561 Christchurch School, Stonegravels, New Playground. From L-R, Tyler Hodkin, Cameron Ofield,  Kerris Marsh, Hattie Kitchen.
ndet 96561 Christchurch School, Stonegravels, New Playground. From L-R, Tyler Hodkin, Cameron Ofield, Kerris Marsh, Hattie Kitchen.

PUPILS and staff at a Chesterfield school are all smiles after getting a new playground.

The youngsters, from Christ Church Primary School, on Tapton View Road, Stonegravels, are delighted with the new playground which includes a giant play tent.

Natalie Scothorn, of the school, said: “We are really pleased to have transformed a dull and uninspiring playground into an exciting and inspirational learning environment for our pupils.

“We’re sure it’s going to be used by lots of people,” she added.

The new playground has been possible thanks to a £7,000 grant from the Awards for All scheme – which is part of the Big Lottery Fund – as well as a whole host of fundraising efforts by the school’s PTFA.