Students work hard on Playground - The Evesham Observer

Students work hard on Playground

Evesham Editorial 13th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A GROUP of students from South Worcestershire College teamed up to get Evesham’s Adventure Playground ready for use during the half-term holidays.

The playground is funded by charitable donations, which helps to fund the basic materials such as wood and nails to build play equipment for young children to use from the ages of four to 14 years old.

And before the half-term holiday next week, students worked togeher to ensure the popular venue was ready for action.

Dave Boucker, Programme Manager, said: “The students sorted the programme and picked three to four different teams to

cover tasks such as getting the materials and knocking on doors to spread the word.”

“It’s giving the students practical skills to put on their CV’s and with not much work placements on at the moment it’s great news for them and definitely for us.”

The playground needs basic materials to build the equipment which will help the young children develop both their functional skills and also help towards stimulating the imagination during play and interaction.

To complete the project, students will be asking people in and around the community to come together and kindly donate any unwanted materials that they can no longer use or want.

Student and volunteer Sean Mayhall, said: “We’ve been trying to gather supplies and contacted several places including B&Q who have generously gave us the materials to help finish off the playground before half-term.

Fellow volunteer, Daynah Wheatley, said: “I joined the project as I have no work experience so when my student mentor told me about this amazing opportunity I was more than happy to help.”

“I’m having fun with my friends while at the same time helping the community which is a good feeling.”

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