Stubbington playground gets a new lease of life

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CHILDREN are enjoying a colourful new playground, thanks to the hard work of volunteers from Havant.

Eight employees at the Southern Electric call centre took time-out to help revamp the area outside Crofton Hammond Infant School in Stubbington.

The staff rolled up their sleeves to give a shed, planters, tables and benches a lick of paint.

And they pulled up weeds from the school playground.

The volunteering came after the group helped to clear a woodland area at the school last year.

Amy Fuller, team manager for Southern Electric, said: ‘Last year, one of my colleagues, who has children at the school, asked them whether there was anything we could do to help.

‘The school has a woodland area which had become overgrown, so we spent a day clearing a pathway through the trees, laying bark and edging the pathway with fallen branches to make it look nice.

‘It was the first time they’d been able to walk through the wood.

‘It was so rewarding that we asked to go back again this summer and help out a second time.

‘It was a lovely day, the rain held off just long enough, and we hope they enjoy the fresh look of their playground.’

Headteacher Jacky Halton said: ‘Once again we are indebted to the volunteers from Southern Electric for spending time helping us to improve the outside areas of our school.

‘Their contributions have made a real difference to our school.’