Youngsters at a March pre-school are reaping the rewards of outdoor learning thanks to the ongoing hard work of fundraisers.
Maple Grove Community Group has revamped its outdoor area with money raised through its annual fundraising events.
A new artificial grassed area means the children can now enjoy being creative in the garden, whatever the weather, and they can also get messy making mud pies with the addition of a bespoke wooden mud kitchen and trollies.
The school worked with local companies Martin Hardy Associates and Wilbur Woodman Wright on the refurbishment project, and staff are delighted with the results.
Lucy Neugebauer, the school’s finance manager and administrative assistant, said: “The new grass has enabled all the children to use the whole garden area as a continuous provision in all weathers, which, alongside the new equipment, is contributing to assist their learning through play development.”
She said money was raised throughout the year from events organised by the pre-school’s fundraising committee, and supported by parents, carers and families.
They include its annual summer fayre and colour collect competition, where youngsters are sponsored to collect as many single-coloured items as possible.
The pre-school’s next fundraiser will be its Christmas fayre, which is being held at the pre-school in Maple Grove on Saturday, December 5, from 11am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome.