Children help revamp playground

HARD AT WORK Youngsters help install play equipment
HARD AT WORK Youngsters help install play equipment
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CHILDREN are enjoying new play equipment thanks to a £9,000 windfall.

A zip-wire and spinning dish has now been installed at Front Lawn Recreation Ground in Leigh Park after funding from developer contributions.

Pupils from Front Lawn Primary Academy helped with the installation of the new equipment by taking part in a ‘Bob the Builder’ day with contractors Sutcliffe Play.

The school has been involved in the process from the start.

Children have learnt about consultation, voting and group discussion.

James Munt, headteacher at the school in Broadmere Avenue, said: ‘We were delighted to be involved in this process and the hands-on learning opportunity it provided for the pupils involved was invaluable.’

Councillor Tony Briggs, who is responsible for parks in Havant borough, said: ‘The equipment is a great addition to what is already an excellent outdoor space and we hope by engaging with local children in the development process they will enjoy using it that little bit more.’