A GROUP of Great Britain rowers officially unveiled a new artificial play area at a Henley school
A GROUP of Great Britain rowers officially unveiled a new artificial play area at a Henley school.
The 800sqm surface was installed on part of the playground at Trinity primary in Vicarage Road over half-term.
The pupils watched as a blue ribbon was cut by Leander rowers Jamie Kirkwood, Vicki Meyer-Laker and Lucinda Gooderham and fellw GB rowers Ellie Piggott, Katherine Copeland and Olivia Carnegie-Brown.
The athletes also spent time talking to the children and looking round the school.
The all-weather surface, which was installed by Synthetic Turf Management, of Middlesbrough, includes a sprint track, hopscotch markings and a football/netball pitch. It cost about £35,000, some of which was raised by the Friends of Trinity School.
Jo Lock, head of PE, said: ?It will really help with after-school activities. For example, previously we wouldn?t be able to use the playground for netball sessions because it was slippery.
?Now we can have sessions whatever the weather and it makes it more reliable for parents who don?t have to worry about training being called off.?
Headteacher Helen Jones said: ?This is a quality provision and exactly what we want for the children.
?This helps to create the right kind of environment for the children outside the classroom as well in it.?