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Oaks Primary School celebrate new play area

New exciting additions to schools playground for nursery and reception children.



Oaks Primary School in Tilgate had an extra special reason to celebrate yesterday (26th Feb) as their head teacher Mr Alan Gunn opened the new special additions to their playground.

Named the Acorn Gardens, the area has had a dramatic change with a water feature, new climbing wall, mud pit and many other attractions.

Built over the past few weeks, the school has invested a lot of money to provide something very unique for their nursery and reception students.

With plants donated by Tilgate Park, students are able to explore their green fingers with real plants.

With many excited children along with their parents all waiting anxiously in the bitter cold, Mr Gunn cut the ribbon and officially announced the playground open.

Head Teacher Mr Alan Gunn cuts the ribbon officially opening the playground.

The only question we had when we visited was, why didn’t we have something like this when we were children?

Mr Gunn trying out the new playground for himself.

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‘We need to do what we can to help others in our community’ – Crawley pupils put others first during Children in Need day



The words are few but powerful and spoken by a pupil at a Crawley School as they joined other pupils to take part in Children in Need Day 2020.

On Friday 13th November 2020, Children at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School in Crawley spent Children in Need Day 2020 putting others first. 

As well as donating £1 to come to school in their own clothes, raising over £355, the children and Teachers spent time looking at the work of Children in Need and other charities, such as Cafod. 

As one pupil noted ‘now more than ever, we need to do what we can to help others in our local and global community’. 

Deputy Head Teacher, Jan Miles, commented:

“As ever the OLQOH community have stepped up to help this hugely important cause.  Well done everyone & thank you!”

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