St Josephs Primary School is celebrating the opening of a purpose built external playhouse that will be used by both children and the wider community.

The funding secured through Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership via the Neighbourhood Budget allocations of Councillors Eddy Adam and Kate Hopper, allowed the school to make their plans a reality.

Mathew Atkinson, Head Teacher, said; “At St Joseph’s School we believe that play is essential to every child’s development. Through play, children explore and learn about their world, as well as developing imagination, creativity and social skills. The new facility will be a great asset to both the school and wider community.”

The new facility will also help the school provide a base for a parent and toddler group that is in the process of being set up as well as ensuring that every child has access to play, before School, during breaks and after School.

Mathew Atkinson added; “The children have requested a ‘playhouse’ now for a number of years to allow them access to free play and on behalf of the school, would like to thank GAMP and Durham County Councillors Eddy Adam and Kate Hopper for their support. with special mention of Michelle Postma who supported the school in applying for the grant and managed the project.”

St. Joseph’s School have places for our Nursery in September for children who are 3 years old. Contact the school for further details.

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