Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Children hit the wall

PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 October 2011

Windwhistle Primary School, Innovation Team pupils with the traverse wall and tyre swing they themselves secured the funding to build.

Windwhistle Primary School, Innovation Team pupils with the traverse wall and tyre swing they themselves secured the funding to build.

Archant

A GROUP of children who organised the construction of a climbing wall in their school were thrilled when it was finally built last week.

Pupils aged between eight and 11 from Windwhistle Primary School in Weston handled every aspect of creating the new equipment, from surveying fellow pupils to submitting an application for funding.

Weston Excellence, a group of schools which gives money out to schools for projects, granted £5,000 to build the ‘traversal wall’ after children made a presentation to the group in February.

But first, they trawled manufacturer websites and thoroughly researched the costs to come up with a viable plan.

Brooklyn, from year four, Cheyenne, from year five, Oliver, Millie, Trinity and Tommy from year six and Luke, now in year seven, were supported by teacher Miss Williams throughout the project.

Headteacher Lyn Hunt said: “We decided this would be a really great project to build up the children’s confidence and skills.

“They were just beside themselves with excitement. They can’t believe that a project they created themselves has come to fruition.

“They have proved they can do it and the fruits of their labour are now out there in our playground.”

Other News Stories

The police are appealing for help to find a wanted man.

Read more

A Somerset soldier has been left ‘in agony’ with a shattered femur after he was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in Canada.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

Wrington villagers will be able to address a housing inspector ahead of a ruling which will determine whether 59 homes can be built at Coxs Green.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Weston-super-Mare woman spent five days trekking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in memory of her friend’s daughter, who died in 2012.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

The South West Outdoor Festival rocked Cheddar as campers and adventurers descended on the gorge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:17

Fears over the future of Yatton Library have been downplayed by North Somerset Council despite it losing out on expected funding.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Results are in for this week’s photo challenge - By the Sea.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A Weston hairdresser has won a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip to Asia after showcasing his expert skills in a competition.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Plans to build eight houses in Churchill have been torn up by a Government inspector.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30

‘Complicated’ residents’ permits to allow access to tips have been axed by North Somerset Council.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder