New daily mile track and activity frame for pupils thanks to funds

By Dayna Farrington | Stourport | Education | Published:

Pupils are ready for action with a new daily mile track and activity frame.

Pupils in Year Two on the new activity frame, while Year Five students test out the new running track

The Wooden Spoon children’s charity of rugby contributed £15,000 for an all-weather running track at St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School, in Areley Kings, Stourport.

And the school’s parent teacher association (PTA) raised more than £9,000 for a Mariner Space Frame.

Seven laps of the track around the playing field equates to a mile and strength and ball drill stations can be set up alongside for pupils as well as tag rugby and football played on the field.

Headteacher, Ian James, said: “We are so grateful to Wooden Spoon and our PTA for enabling us to provide our children with such fantastic outdoor equipment to challenge and enhance their fitness levels and health whilst having fun.

“They were buzzing with excitement when they returned to school last week to find the track and frame installed and couldn’t wait to have their turn.”

The development is the first phase in the creation of a comprehensive Healthy Play and Wellbeing Trail. Further fundraising is planned for phase two and three, which will include more climbing activities, a tyre step, hurdles, push up beams and pull up bars.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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