Primary school unveils its new play area

Denfield Park Primary School headteacher Angela Griffiths and Spire Homes chairman John Farrar with pupils at the opening of the new play area
Denfield Park Primary School headteacher Angela Griffiths and Spire Homes chairman John Farrar with pupils at the opening of the new play area
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A new primary school has been able to create an exciting play area with help from a housing association.

Denfield Park Primary School in Rushden was formed earlier this year after Denfield Park Junior and Hayway Infant and Nursery School merged.

The new school is the result of an extensive new build project at the former Denfield Junior site and the nursery play area was a blank canvas.

Following the merger headteacher Angela Griffiths wanted to create a new play area for the children and turned to Spire Homes for help from its community grants fund.

She said: “We had an initial dream of somewhere children could expand on life experiences – a magical place where imagination, language, social and physical skills could develop naturally and spontaneously.

“The children now have a fabulous play area with a cave, a bridge and a tree house.

“There is even a sandpit equipped with pulleys and buckets and a fireman’s pole if we need to move quickly!

“We can find fossils on the pathway and the construction zone is perfect for role–play activities. It was lovely to see the children’s faces light up on their first visit.”

The new play area was officially opened this month Spire Homes chairman Cllr John Farrar.