It’s play time with new adventure area

Pupils at St Mary's Primary School in Osbaldeston have fun on the new adventure playground.'Photo Ben Parsons

Pupils at St Mary's Primary School in Osbaldeston have fun on the new adventure playground.'Photo Ben Parsons

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IT’s fun time for a rural local primary school after the unveiling of its new creative play area.

Local environmental charity, Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, worked with staff and children at St Mary’s Primary School in Osbaldeston, in order to get the project off the ground.

Previously the play area had been flat and worn out, though it did contain a wonderful willow dome and tunnel. Using this as the starting point, the school council, together with Groundwork, designed both active and imaginative play areas.

The school’s new adventure playground boasts a variety of inter-linked spaces; grassy mounds, wildflowers, winding paths, a bridge over a river of stones, a performance platform with feature canopy, a slide, a tunnel, a covered sand pit and a traversing wall.

Even better, the whole scheme has been created in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way, recycling and reusing existing materials.

A spokesman for the school said: “The Osbaldeston pupils are thrilled with their new playground with comments such as ‘wow’, ‘great’, and ‘awesome’.