Parents and friends of a village primary school have banded together to help raise enough cash to improve the play area for children.
The Friends of Mrs Mary King’s School in Martin have raised £3,000 from various events over the last two years, which was matched by the school from its own funds to pay for outdoor play equipment including a rope tunnel, climbing nets, bars to swing from, ladders and a wobbly beam, all surrounded by rubber safety surfacing.
An official unveiling ceremony by local county councillor Patricia Bradwell, with everyone involved invited, including all the schoolchildren, staff and parents, was held at the beginning of last week.
Chairman of the Friends of the School Lisa Cobb said: “It really does look nice and gets the community together.
“We had raised a lot of money towards having new play equipment and asked the children what they would like to have.
“It was a bit of a dead area as they could not play on the grass in the winter because it was too wet.”
Mrs Cobb said it was great to have such a positive event for the small school.