Thrybergh school wins £4,000 play area grant

PUPILS are celebrating a grant for £4,000 to transform their play area into a "superground."Youngsters from Thrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary are planing to use the funding to add an new wildlife area which will feature picnic benches, a q

PUPILS are celebrating a grant for £4,000 to transform their play area into a "superground."

Youngsters from Thrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary are planing to use the funding to add an new wildlife area which will feature picnic benches, a quiet shady area and an activity trail.

The playground makeover is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland's Supergrounds programme, which since 2004, has transformed more than 850 school grounds across the UK.

Claire Garbutt, acting head teacher at Thrybergh Fullerton School, said: "It's fantastic that RBS Supergrounds is supporting the development of the playground at the school. 

"School playgrounds are one of the few safe outdoor spaces that are available to children. 

 "For many children who do not have access to a garden or live near a park, school grounds are probably their only experience of the outdoors and an important part of the learning environment. 

"We are really excited about working with RBS Supergrounds to ensure that the playground makes a real difference to the pupils' lives."

The Supergrounds project is led by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and is managed by the national school grounds charity Learning through Landscapes with support from environmental charity Groundwork.

The aim is to strengthen ties between the company and their communities by staff nominating schools they have a connection with. 

Thrybergh was nominated by Wickersley branch employee Amanda Burgin who is a parent governor at the school.

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