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Trim trail proves popular at Kempshott school
PUPILS at a Basingstoke school have been given a boost following a playground revamp.
Kempshott Junior School, in Old Down Close, recently installed a trim trail for the children to play on.
The wooden obstacle course, which is being surrounded by soft rubber matting, was erected in the school grounds at the start of the school year.
It is part of the Ofsted-rated ‘good’ school’s Playground Project which is improving the playing area for the 332 pupils aged from seven to 11.
Merrill Hulme, the school’s business manager, said the trim trail was paid for with a £10,000 grant from The Worting Community Trust – a local charity that supports projects in Worting, Buckskin, Kempshott, and Winklebury.
Mrs Hulme said: “The pupils are amazed by the trim trail and they love it. They are pretty excited about it.”
She added that the project was designed by the pupil-led school council, alongside Year 6 teacher Amy Webb.
Jean Day, chairman of Worting Community Trust – which used to be called the Worting Playing Field Trust – said the creation of the trim trail was “money well spent”.
“I was delighted to see the enthusiasm of the children,” said Mrs Day.
“It is obviously an extremely popular addition in the playground.”
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