Edwin St. school gets cash to develop outdoor sports
Amble First School is set for a major boost with £29,600 of funding to develop new outdoor sports facilities.
The funding is part of Sport England’s £18m National Lottery funded Primary School Facilities Fund which is helping more schools to provide outdoor multi-activity play areas across the country.
The investment is designed to support those schools which are in greatest need of facility improvements and will benefit both pupils at the school and the local community who will have access outside school hours.
At Amble First the new investment will go towards creating a colourful and modern sports area on the playground.
This will include a soft surface sports pitch, with a range of markings for various games; goals and hoops; an activity track and bouldering wall.
The Headteacher, Joyce Jenkins is delighted at the success of the bid. “This is a fantastic opportunity to improve sports provision here at Edwin Street.
The age and location of our building means that access to dedicated sports facilities has been difficult in the past – now we can afford to transform part of the school yard into a high quality, attractive and stimulating sports space that will help us to further achievement in PE and inspire more pupils to be more active in the future.”
Nick Bitel, Sport England Chair, said: “Having the right space to play sport as a child is vitally important. We are delighted to be investing in Amble First School to improve the spaces that will give children the space to start enjoying PE and sport”.
The fund will provide outdoor multi-activity areas to be used within the curriculum and out of school hours.