£30,000 sports boost for primary school

Scorton Primary School children on its new playground, built with a �30k grant.
Scorton Primary School children on its new playground, built with a �30k grant.

Scorton Primary School has received a huge cash boost that will secure the school’s sporting future for years to come.

It comes after the school were awarded £30,000 in a Sport England grant last year which has seen new sports facilities being built on the site.

Scorton Primary School children on its new playground, built with a �30k grant.

Scorton Primary School children on its new playground, built with a �30k grant.

And, after a long application process, the money has been put towards a new sporting playground which will allow the children to play a variety of different sports.

The playground includes an all weather play area which will be used for a variety of different sports including football, netball and tennis.

The playground also includes lots of activity markings painted on the ground as well as a bouldered climbing wall and soft surfacing throughout to make it safe to use all year round.

Headteacher at both Scorton and Calder Vale primary schools, Helen Hesketh, has praised the school’s governing body and says the playground will be make a huge different to children at the school for many years.

The playground markings have stimulated creative games and a focus on team work

Headteacher Helen Hesketh

She said: “The new areas will make a huge difference to our PE provision and children’s playtimes.

“We now have a fenced area for football and basketball and the children are thoroughly enjoying traversing the climbing wall.

“The playground markings have stimulated creative games and a focus on team work.

“The award was granted last year and with the ambition and dedication of the governing body to complete the project we have a space to be very proud of and which will serve the children at our school for many years to come.”

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