Pupils convince head teacher to buy new playground

Pupils convince head teacher to buy new playground

Pupils convince head teacher to buy new playground

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Pupils at Alban Wood Primary secured a new playground after a pursuasive letter writing campaign to the head teacher.

Janice Forbes, learning mentor, said: "Their valid points were considered. It would give them lots of extra exercise, it would encourage turn taking, they could have even more fun and from this a new project was formed."

A group of Key Stage 2 pupils met each fortnight during their lunchtime to discuss what apparatus would be the most appropriate, look through brochures, do costings and choose the equipment.

The equipment has now been put up and soft flooring laid underneath. Every Key Stage 2 pupil has had a go on the monkey bars or on the rope wall climber. 

There have been lots of encouragement and help for those who needed support initially and lots of challenges to get across without touching the floor. Some of the staff have also risen to the challenge.

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12:46pm Sun 11 May 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Oh really?. When I went to school we had PE and standard tarmac playground to run around in. The pupils will be asking for iPads next.
Oh really?. When I went to school we had PE and standard tarmac playground to run around in. The pupils will be asking for iPads next. LocalBoy1
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1:28pm Mon 12 May 14

garston tony says...

LocalBoy1 wrote:
Oh really?. When I went to school we had PE and standard tarmac playground to run around in. The pupils will be asking for iPads next.
In my day people thought the earth was flat and that smoking was good for you. Just because things are different from our day doesnt make the changes bad
[quote][p][bold]LocalBoy1[/bold] wrote: Oh really?. When I went to school we had PE and standard tarmac playground to run around in. The pupils will be asking for iPads next.[/p][/quote]In my day people thought the earth was flat and that smoking was good for you. Just because things are different from our day doesnt make the changes bad garston tony
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1:46pm Mon 12 May 14

LocalBoy1 says...

garston tony wrote:
LocalBoy1 wrote:
Oh really?. When I went to school we had PE and standard tarmac playground to run around in. The pupils will be asking for iPads next.
In my day people thought the earth was flat and that smoking was good for you. Just because things are different from our day doesnt make the changes bad
You have missed the point and your sarcasm is lost.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LocalBoy1[/bold] wrote: Oh really?. When I went to school we had PE and standard tarmac playground to run around in. The pupils will be asking for iPads next.[/p][/quote]In my day people thought the earth was flat and that smoking was good for you. Just because things are different from our day doesnt make the changes bad[/p][/quote]You have missed the point and your sarcasm is lost. LocalBoy1
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