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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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Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society



Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

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