Sherard Primary School pupils have new outdoor play and learning area

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Children at Sherard Primary School are celebrating the conversion of a drab playground space into a new outdoor play and learning area.

A £26k investment has meant the school have been able to provide its children with special education needs a safe environment in which to play and learn.

Head of the special needs unit at Sherard Jessica Walter said: “The completion of the new playground area didn’t take long, perhaps only a few weeks. It enables us to have somewhere unique for our Seahorses group - children with moderate speech and language difficulties .

“The work carried out included the relaying of astro turf, the introduction of new play apparatus and the installation of sensory equipment. The children also have somewhere to ride their trikes.”

“Out of 320 pupils in total the school has 31 pupils with learning difficulties. All have benefited from the revamp at playtime and lunchtimes and the space is now functional and practical.”

Families of the children at the school were invited to a special unveiling of the new outdoor play and learning area by staff and Twinlakes’s superhero last month. A tea party was also held.