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Playground Adventure 1972

Wootton County Primary School, Church Road, opened the long awaited adventure playground on Friday 26 February. The playground had been planned since 1969 when the school was first completed. It has been financed by the efforts of the P.T.A. who raised £120 for the project.

Mew's Block Company, who had helped to make the apparatus, had one of its employees Mr M N White preformed the opening ceremony. The layout of the playground was planned by Mr March and the parents assisted in the labour by erecting the parts.

Mrs. M Marler, headmistress, said she hoped that the apparatus would encourage imaginative play. She thanks members of the P.T.A. and all who helped with the building of the playground.
The first group of children allowed to use it, which consists of a fort, train, bridge and tunnel, with steel tubular frames provided by the County Council. A special feature are grassy hummocks left when the County Council workmen originally cleared the site. These would have cost an extra £100 to remove and it was decided to keep them and make it more interesting for the playground.

All the pupils and about 30 parents were present at the ceremony, which was watched by two of the school managers, Mr P Rolf and Mr W Howlett.

The playground is being used by the children on a rota basis, they have been divided up into five groups, each having been allocated a certain day of the week.

Source: Isle Of Wight County Press, 4th March 1972

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