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New playground installed at Hampsthwaite school after fundraising efforts

Pupils at Hampsthwaite Primary School have had an extra special start to the Autumn term with the opening of their brand new playground.

New playground installed at Hampsthwaite school after fundraising efforts Pupils at Hampsthwaite Primary School have had an extra special start to the Autumn term with the opening of their brand-new playground. A wooden trim trail has been installed along with new colourful playground markings to provide a more exciting way for the children to spend their playtimes. The playground project started back in March when pupils, teachers and parents took part in an epic fundraiser. They collectively cycled the 1,000 mile distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats on 4 stationary bikes in the school hall, in just 24 hours. [caption id="attachment_83038" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The new playground at Hampsthwaite Primary School.[/caption] The original aim was to raise £2,000 to make some improvements to the playground, but thanks to the incredible support of the local community the final total was an impressive £6,500. Headteacher Mrs Ross said:

“We were overwhelmed by the sponsorship support that we received from parents, extended family, local businesses and members of the community. “The new playground will be beneficial to children of all ages at the school, and we were keen to choose equipment that was eco-friendly and long lasting to provide enjoyment for pupils for many years to come. "It was a pleasure to see the smiles on the children’s faces this morning when they saw the new playground for the first time.”
Open Morning On Friday 27th October from 9.15am-11.15am, Hampsthwaite Primary School will be holding its first open morning of this academic year. Local families are invited to go along to visit if they are interested in joining the Reception Class or Nursery this year or in 2024. For more information, contact the school office at admin@hampsthwaite.ycst.co.uk Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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