VILLAGE primary school pupils hope the new year will bring them a new playground thanks to kind donations from local companies.
Tattenhall Park Primary School’s Park School association, which is made up of pupils, parents and staff, has been fundraising hard for new playground equipment for the children.
Local home-builder McInerney has donated £500 to the cause to go toward replacing the old wooden playground.
The first phase of the makeover is expected to cost about £25,000 and the school hopes it will be completed next year. The whole project is expected to cost in the region of £40,000.
Sue Trevor, the school bursar, said: “Donations from local businesses such as McInerney make such a big difference to our small school. We can’t wait to show the children the new playground once we have raised all the money.
“The old equipment is rotten and made of wood, we desperately need to replace it with modern, fun playground equipment to make break time interesting for our youngsters.”
Plans have been drawn up for the makeover, with hopes to begin next year when enough funds have been raised.
Andrew Garnett, the senior land manager from McInerney, said: “We love making a difference in the community, especially for causes like this primary school at this time of year. We know it will be money well spent.”