Gallery: Benhall St Mark Primary School provides place where angels don’t fear to tread

New tyre play park at Benhall St Mary Primary School, Saxmundham. Provided by lottery funding. Left

New tyre play park at Benhall St Mary Primary School, Saxmundham. Provided by lottery funding. Left to right, Joseph, Will, Ben, Ethan, Dan, Top. NO SURNAMES. - Credit: Archant

A new primary school play area has proved so popular with pupils that a rota has been put in place to ensure everyone gets their fair turn.

The new tyre park at Benhall St Mary Primary School, near Saxmundham, was only completed last week, but already, headteacher Chris Gallagher says it has become the star attraction.

“The pupils love it and they want to play on it all the time,” he said.

“We’ve had to put a new rota in place for the different year groups because they all want to go on it at the same time.”

“They’re really great for testing their balance.”


You may also want to watch:


The project has also seen rubber matting laid under the existing play equipment, which includes monkey bars and a climbing frame, to improve safety for the pupils, particularly in wet conditions.

Funding for the £10,000 project, has come through the National Lottery’s Awards For All scheme.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus