Celebrations as new play area is unveiled

Karen Berry, Tesco Community Champion, awards the Market Weighton Infant School with �2,000 from the Bags of Help scheme 'blue tokens' vote.
Karen Berry, Tesco Community Champion, awards the Market Weighton Infant School with �2,000 from the Bags of Help scheme 'blue tokens' vote.

Pupils at Market Weighton Infant School have celebrated the grand unveiling of a fantastic new play equipment.

The project was largely funded by the Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund and the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Helen Catterall with oldest pupils Grace and George who cut the ribbon.

Helen Catterall with oldest pupils Grace and George who cut the ribbon.

The school’s hard-working fundraising committee applied for the grants earlier in the year.

They were successful in being awarded a very generous £6,000 by the Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund, and were thrilled to receive £2,000 following the ‘blue tokens’ vote in the Market Weighton branch of Tesco.

The grants contributed to the new equipment for the children of the school.

The play equipment was designed and drawn up between the school’s headteacher, Mrs Sarah Kay-Wood, and the Market Weighton Infant School Fundraising Committee.

Helen Catterall, chair of the fundraising committee, releases the doves.

Helen Catterall, chair of the fundraising committee, releases the doves.

Local contractors Playscheme, which creates outdoor play environments for a wide range of customers, were tasked with the installation work.

Helen Catterall, chair of the Market Weighton Infant School Fundraising Committee, said: “We would like to thank Sancton Hill Wind Farm and Tesco for their generous contributions to our project.

“We are also extremely grateful to all the local businesses and organisations that support our charity through donations, raffle prizes and sponsorship, and the head teacher and staff of the school for all their help, and for working together with us so successfully.

“Most of all, we thank the parents, carers and children of the school for their ongoing support in all of our fundraising efforts, both big and small.

The new playground equipment at Market Weighton Infant School.

The new playground equipment at Market Weighton Infant School.

“Without you, none of it would be possible.

“We hope the children all enjoy the new play equipment.

“The children especially enjoyed watching doves being released to mark the occasion.”