Wildflower River August 2016

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Making change for play July 2016

DSCN2671As we reach the end of another academic year, it's great to look back at all the positive changes we have made together to improve our site and the children's opportunities for play. Many thanks for all who have been involved - you have made an amazing difference! Have a great summer everyone. Mrs Murray

Building a beach

digger2Construction of the Blue Coat Play Beach is now complete! All 50 tonnes of sand are in the pit, the wooden balance beams and boardwalk are in place, the Beach Hut stripes have been painted, turf put down and grass seed sown. All that remains is installation of a gateway in the existing fenceline, which should happen within the next week. We need to leave the turf to settle for a little while before we open the area for play. Luckily the warm wet weather is really helping with this.
We are on schedule for the Play Beach to open by the end of June. Once we have launched the new play facility we will deliver some special family and community group events. If you work with a local community group serving young people and are interested in arranging a visit, then please get in touch via the website contact form.
Parents will receive a Play Beach FAQ sheet via Parentmail this week, providing more details about the facility and the benfits of sand play.

Blue Coat Play Beach launch

Gazette photoSand - by Shirley Hughes

I like sand.
The run-between-your-fingers kind,
The build-it-into-castles kind.
Mountains of sand meeting the sky,
Flat sand, going on forever,
I do like sand.

The Play Beach is supported by Big Lottery 'Awards for All', Tesco 'Bags of Help' and the Magnox Socioeconomic scheme.

Reflection Garden

IMG 20160605 150640055 HDRIn half term, a small team of parents, staff and pupil volunteers transformed a courtyard space within school into the new Reflection garden. Supported by a community grant from Tyler Grange LLP, this space will provide space for quiet time, either at lunchtime or in classtime for small break out groups. It's perfect for reading, colouring, chess and calm social time with friends.

Thank you for those who gave up their holiday time to help.

Update! - we have received beautiful plant donations today from Landcare, including chocolate mint, wild strawberries, lemon thyme, chives, sedum and honeysuckle. Many thanks www.landcare.co.uk 


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from Mr Ryan

We will be open on Monday 19th March. Please see the News article for drop-off arrangements...

Sunday at 3:20pm