St James Church of England Primary School officially open their new adventure playground

07 March 2024 | ,

We are delighted to officially announce the opening of St James C of E Primary School’s new adventure playground. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Friends of St James and the School Council, their tireless fundraising has resulted in an impressive £27,000 for the new area. Local businesses also played a pivotal role in contributing to the initiative, generously adding to the total amount raised, showcasing the unwavering support and collaborative spirit within the St James community.

The Friends of St James collaborated with the student council on a pupil-approved project to create the trim trail-style adventure playground. The school council, consisting of student representatives from each class, selected the final design from three options through a voting process. “We voted on which design we liked, and we could have another school fair to raise money,” exclaimed one student council member. “It’s very exciting, and the school council will help to get lots of money,” another added with excitement. This addition will encourage active playtimes and serves as an additional resource for PE lessons.

St James Primary expresses profound gratitude to all involved, acknowledging the hard work and dedication that transformed the adventure playground from a vision into a reality.

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust also extends its appreciation to all involved for their collective effort, highlighting what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared vision and determination to provide the best for its students.