Outdoor fun in the sun

PLAY TIME Peppa Pig visits St Nicholas Pre-school in North End to help open its new play area.     Picture: Paul Jacobs (111103-1)
PLAY TIME Peppa Pig visits St Nicholas Pre-school in North End to help open its new play area. Picture: Paul Jacobs (111103-1)
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AN OVERGROWN piece of land has been transformed into a buzzing outdoor play area for pre-school children.

St Nicholas Pre-school, based at St Nicholas Church in North End, now boasts a £37,000 playground filled with toys, climbing frames, slides and a Wendy house.

The project was jointly funded by the church and Portsmouth City Council.

It took six weeks to complete and was launched with a visit from children’s TV favourite Peppa Pig just in time for the summer sun.

The Rev Tom Kennar, vicar of St Nicholas Church, said: ‘We are thrilled with the new play area which the children absolutely love.

‘For us it has turned a piece of redundant land into a fantastic, productive space for children to grow and learn.

‘We are very grateful to the city for helping us fund it.’

The funding also provided a makeover for one of the two church halls used by the pre-school, which was in need of new windows and painting.