A Diss school is appealing to the local community to help replace a “rotting” and “hazardous” adventure playground condemned two years ago.
The adventure playground at Diss Infant and Nursery School for Key Stage 1 pupils is currently taped off. Cuts in funding means children aged between six and seven have been missing out.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at the school have so far raised £2,000, while a bid for the National Lottery’s Awards for All fund is being prepared.
To remove the existing play area, it would cost in the region of £5,900, but would leave the children nothing to play on, while the original idea for the area includes ‘pride’ rock structure, allowing children to climb, but costing in the region of £9,500.
Jane Corrick, finance officer at the school, is pleading with the local community to help, through funding or materials, to help make the area safe.
“It is a wooden playground and it is rotting and a bit of a health hazard now.
“We are seeking funding to make our condemned adventure playground safe and a reduction in funding has made it impossible to earmark these funds. It is urgently needed for our six to seven-year-olds.
“It would be a great benefit to our children to have access to physical learning, which is key to our philosophy and provision and it is of benefit to their learning in the classroom.”
If anyone can help, contact finance officer Jane Corrick at the school on 01379 642768 or email email@example.com