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Cobholm pupils get £90,000 new playground

Published on 04/08/17

Children at a Cobholm Primary will return in September to a £90,000 new playground.

Work is taking place over the summer break at the Mill Road school to completely revamp the school's main outside space.

The playground will have a new centrepiece: the 'Cobholm Cobweb' climbing frame, especially designed for the school and intended to help develop coordination and mobility skills.

There will also be a second, smaller, climbing and play area.

New playground

Traditional games like hopscotch will be child's play thanks to new floor markings and new all-weather surfaces will mean that pupils can make use of the facilities all year round.

The work comes on top of new outdoor learning and play facilities for the school's nursery, refurbishment of classrooms and corridors, and an improved school reception area.

Principal Kimberly Morton said: "Our pupils work so hard during classes, it is only right that they have great opportunities for play too. 

"Encouraging children to exercise and be healthy is very important, and these new play areas are designed to help pupils gain confidence and improve balance, grip, and co-ordination in a safe way."