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Youngsters at Barkingside school receive playground to be proud of

PUBLISHED: 13:55 04 September 2014 | UPDATED: 18:01 04 September 2014

Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin with his wife Hilary and pupils from Clore Tikva School [Picture: Sandra Rowse]

Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin with his wife Hilary and pupils from Clore Tikva School [Picture: Sandra Rowse]

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Youngsters are jumping for joy after receiving play equipment worth thousands of pounds.

Key Stage Two pupils at Clore Tikva School tried out their new playground yesterday after it was officially unveiled by the mayor and mayoress of Redbridge, Cllr Ashley Kissin and his wife Hilary.

The school, in Fullwell Avenue, Barkingside, received £9,854 from the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All Programme and its own fundraising committee - Fundraising at Clore Tikva (FACT) - collected £9,000.

The playground, formerly a pond area, includes log climbers and wet pour surfacing.

Nicola Sands, 36, a parent and governor at the school, said of the launch: “It went really well. The children were really excited to see the mayor in his red gown and they enjoyed demonstrating the equipment.

“The equipment will be challenging for them and it will give them another level of play in the playground.”


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