Lotto funding for Tetney Primary

Tetney Primary School will be getting a new play area thanks to funding from the National Lottery. Pictured is teacher Tom Hawkins and headteacher Helen Carter with some of the pupils in front of the old play area. EMN-150129-145840001
Tetney Primary School will be getting a new play area thanks to funding from the National Lottery. Pictured is teacher Tom Hawkins and headteacher Helen Carter with some of the pupils in front of the old play area. EMN-150129-145840001

Tetney Primary School is set to revamp its outdoor play area following funding from the National Lottery’s Big Lotto Fund.

A multi-activity timber adventure trail, which will be installed in the coming weeks, was chosen to include elements which promote physical activity, balance and co-ordination.

The design of the project comes with an all weather safety surface which extends from the children’s current playground and allows them to use it all year round, including when the ground is wet.

Teacher at the school Tom Hawkins said: “It’s great that the Big Lottery Fund were able to help us replace our old play area with something even better, that we can use all year round.

“The project will give us more space outside and give the children a whole new variety of physical activities to keep their play times interesting and engaging.”

Funding for the project comes from the Big Lottery Fund, which is responsible for giving out 40 per cent of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.

The school was helped to secure the grant by working closely with local enterprise Focus On Community, who helped to explore the options and funding streams available to the school. Meanwhile, the design and installation of the project will be done by local business Newby Leisure. Once started, the project will take two weeks to complete.