The Mud Kitchen Grand Opening!

DSCN03072A secret excitedness built over the half-term holidays whist a cunning plan was hatched for Blue Coat play. Mrs Murray, the school's Play Co-ordinator, has spent several weeks planning and organising a whole new play zone on the school's site entitled 'The Mud Kitchen'. With the help of a staunch following of volunteers the concept became a reality over the holidays and today The Mud Kitchen opened to the delight of our children! (The pictures below capture some of the action).

Preceding the play time today, the school met first thing this morning for a 'play assembly' where we talked through with the children the inherent risks and the accompanying do's and don'ts in this new play area. The children gave a rapturous round of applause to all of those involved in making the area such a brilliant opportunity for play.

For fuller detail, including progress in photos of how The Mud Kitchen took shape, please see our newly updated blog on the school website: Play Blog by Mrs Murray.

Huge thanks to the many contributors including Mr Murray and Tyler Grange LLP, Mr Turner and a brilliant group of family and staff volunteers, Active Together funding, and Westonbirt Arboretum. But also a huge thank you to Mrs Murray for her inspiration and commitment in valuing and enhancing play for our pupils in a quest for their 'Future Readiness'.