Community spirit raises £40,000 for children’s outdoor learning fun at Hitchin primary school

Julian Thompson, Mike, Rebecca Rawling, Emma Hyman, Amanda Tait, Mark Anderson, Father Ian, Amber an

Julian Thompson, Mike, Rebecca Rawling, Emma Hyman, Amanda Tait, Mark Anderson, Father Ian, Amber and Matilde - Credit: Archant

Hitchin’s St Andrew’s Primary School and Nursery on Benslow Lane now has a new outdoor learning environment thanks to the efforts of their parent group, St Andrew’s School Association in raising an incredible £40,000 towards its cost.

The new facilities include play tunnels, mounds, a water pump and channel system, a sandpit, a wobbly bridge, climbing structures and a purpose built mud kitchen.

SASA chair Emma Hyman said: “Staff, parents, governors and children have worked together.

“It’s an inspiring example of the school’s wonderful community spirit.

“We’re proud of what’s been achieved.”


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