Pupils are enjoying their playtimes more than ever before - after returning to their Sheffield school after the summer to a brand new playground.
St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy organised the £60,000 playground revamp over the summer break, with ESP Playground Solutions paying for one quarter of the project.
The playground is designed to help children learn through play.
It boasts a race track, musical instruments, a bridge, water boxes and a stage.
Additional equipment has also been added to the school’s Early Years Foundation Stage playground, including a bee home, sand boxes and a sheltered wooden seating area for story times.
Finnuala Nelis, head teacher at St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield Lane Top, said: “The new playground is exciting children’s imaginative play.
“The children are collaborating more, working together and exploring language and sound.
Andrew Wood, managing director at ESP Playground Solutions, added: “We recognise the significant positive impact outdoor play can have on a child’s development.
St Patrick’s enthusiasm for the new playground convinced us to contribute funding towards the development. The playground has transformed and looks amazing.”