The Friends of St Peter’s Junior School Ruddington (FOS), is delighted to announce that their new playground has been constructed over the summer holidays. This playground was funded through the raising of £10,000 by the FOS over the last three years. The playground was in poor condition, with pot-holes forming and the nearby grassed area around a tree was being worn into a muddy patch.
Mr Mapperley, Head Teacher at St Peter’s, said, “With the recent increase in pupil numbers at the school, we need more safe outdoor play areas that can be used year-round. The refurbishment of the playground, replacement of the worn out grass with artificial turf, and the addition of a tree seat have vastly improved the area.”
Chair of the FOS, Mrs Jenny Boniface said, “Meeting the fundraising target last school year was a huge achievement and thanks go to everyone in the community who has supported us by making donations, supplying raffle prizes and attending our events. I would particularly like to acknowledge past and present FOS committee members who have worked tirelessly to organise and run events to raise money for this project.”
“We would also like to thank local businesses and organisations that provided larger donations last year: Co-operative Food, St Mary’s Community Park Project, A.W. Lymn, Keyworth and Ruddington Rotary, and Thomas James Estate Agents.”
FOS committee members, school staff and pupils came together to celebrate our community’s accomplishment and show their appreciation to those who helped make the project possible at an event on 29 September. Activities included accolades, refreshments and of course, pupils demonstrating how to enjoy their new playground!