Tollgate School’s new play area means children can play all year round

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung joined children, teachers and  parents at Tollgate School in Bury to officially open its new play equipment ANL-150914-170643001

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung joined children, teachers and parents at Tollgate School in Bury to officially open its new play equipment ANL-150914-170643001

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Mayor Patrick Chung joined children, teachers and parents at Tollgate School in Bury St Edmunds last Friday to officially open its new play area.

The equipment, which cost around £8,000 including a further equipment on the rear playing field, features special artificial grass to save parents on cleaning muddy school trousers.

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung cuts the blue ribbon to officially open the play area ANL-150915-094307001

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung cuts the blue ribbon to officially open the play area ANL-150915-094307001

Head Alison Earl said: “It means the children can play outside all year round.

“The PTA have been fund-raising for the project for the last year with car boot sales, a summer fete and a summer disco.
“We asked the children for ideas of what they would like to see in their play area.

“They said they wanted a climbing area, slides and buttons to press, so that’s what we gave them.”
Hannah Brookman, he school’s early years leader, said: “It is going to help the children with their physical skills as well as imaginative play.”

The school are now looking to raise more money to improve the play area on the playing field.