Saturday, 18 November 2017

£26k canopy for outdoor lessons

A NEW £26,000 canopy has been unveiled at Emmer Green Primary School.

A NEW £26,000 canopy has been unveiled at Emmer Green Primary School.

The giant shelter, which has been named the Hive, is in the playground.

It will be used for outdoor classes and events as well as protecting the children in wet weather or when it?s very hot.

Headteacher Tonya Crossman said: ?The children absolutely love it. It will help enormously in terms of having some outdoor shelter. We had been looking for a canopy for a long time but one with a wow factor like this one.?

Brothers Henry and Teddy Hunnisett won a competition to officially name the canopy and were presented with a certificate and book voucher.

Year three team leader Katie Hughes, who organised the competition, said: ?We picked their suggestion because we liked the whole idea of a hive of activity.?

The school?s parents, teachers and friends association raised the money for the canopy with events such as a summer fete and Christmas fair.

Ms Hughes said: ?It looks great and the children are really excited about using it, especially on wintry days, sunny days and rainy days. I?d like to say thank you to the association and everyone who has helped raise the funds and made it possible.?

The installation was carried out by Aura Canopies.

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