Monday, 18 December 2017

Children can think creatively with ‘scrap’ play equipment

NEW equipment has been installed at RAF Benson Primary School to encourage the pupils in

NEW equipment has been installed at RAF Benson Primary School to encourage the pupils in creative play.

The school is the first in Oxfordshire to have a Scrapstore PlayPod after making a successful bid for funding to the Ministry of Defence’s Education Support Fund.

The pod is filled with “scrap” such as pieces of wood of different shapes, containers, toys and plants which pupils can use to make interesting structures. It was unveiled by headteacher Steph Fawdry, station commander Gp Capt Simon Paterson and the Mayor of Wallingford, Ros Lester.

Gp Capt Paterson said: “The school is always looking at new ways to promote a positive learning environment for the children and it’s resources like this that enables it to be such an outstanding school.  The pod is a fantastic set-up and will no doubt provide hours of fun for all ages.”

Mrs Fawdry said: “Our PlayPod will help develop relationships on the playground with all groups of children as well as harnessing creative and imaginative play.



“We were very privileged to have the station commander and the Mayor of Wallingford in school to officially open it.

“They were both very impressed with the creation the children were making out of a variety of materials.”

Meanwhile, the school has been awarded silver in the Youth Sports Trust Quality Mark scheme, which identifies the hard work and dedication of staff towards providing high quality physical education.



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