'Friend Ship' Big Attraction At Local School

New playground equipment bought with Lottery grant


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Southfield Primary School in Chiswick, is delighted to announce the arrival of “The Friend Ship”. This new wooden structured play ship was installed in the playground during the summer holidays and was named by Vita Mac-Fall and Amirah Mohamed, two school pupils, who won the recent naming competition.

Mr Prebble, the Headteacher expressed his delight with the new equipment saying; “The lunch hour is the ideal time for any school child to play outside. By climbing, jumping, balancing, hanging, exploring the new ship and letting their imaginations run wild – while having fun and making friends -the children are learning through play.”

The ship has transformed the playground and children are keen to arrive at school early and to stay on after school to continue their play! Southfield Primary received a grant from the “Awards for All” National Lottery fund, after an application was made by two school parents with the School Business Manager. Southfield Parents and Staff Association and the School also made a substantial financial contribution to the purchase of the equipment.

The ship will help to increase the children’s daily exercise levels and to give them vital imaginative play opportunities. Its exciting features include climbing walls, fireman’s pole, pull up ramps, platforms, dens and portholes. It can be used all year round and will afford endless fun play opportunities, which in turn build physical strength, creativity, problem-solving skills, cooperation and confidence.

October 8, 2014

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