Children at St Comgall’s Primary School are now able to benefit from a fun and engaging outdoor Trim Trail, which was officially launched on 25th October. “We have had ambitious plans for outdoor play facilities for the children for quite some time. Within the school campus, there were previously very few outdoor activity areas for the children to engage with and the equipment that was there was popular and over-subscribed”, said Mr Matthew’s, school Principal. “We are absolutely delighted that through the grant from the Big Lottery Fund of £10,000 along with school funds and the fundraising carried out by our Fundraising Group, we have been able to develop this incredible resource, to assist our goal of helping to tackle the increasing problem of childhood obesity”, he continued.

The Trim Trail is an outdoor play facility, designed to create the opportunity for young children to develop a lifelong passion for outdoor physical activity by creating an exploratory, fun and engaging physical play area within the school grounds. It provides a safe outdoor play area with a wide range of outdoor equipment designed to engage and challenge children physically, to develop children’s confidence in movement, to support better peer relationships and turn-taking and to develop a passion for physical activity.

Since its installation the children have been enjoying it thoroughly and it has already become a firm favourite with everyone.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for their grant of £10,000 and to the staff, parents and local community who have supported our fundraising efforts to provide such an incredible resource for current and future generations of children”, said Mr Matthews.

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