Disability-friendly sandpit donated to school

The pupils enjoying the sandpit

The pupils enjoying the sandpit

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A sandpit has been donated by an oil and gas company to a school near Alford in support of its outdoor learning curriculum.

Tullynessle School, which has 45 nursery and school children on its roll, has outdoor learning at the core of its curriculum, encouraging learning through creative play outwith a classroom environment.

Well-SENSE Technology desinged, constructed and donated the sandpit to the school.

The project was carried out in line with the school’s specifications to allow for pupils to safely climb in and out of the sandpit, as well as incorporating access for disabled children.

Dan Purkis, technology at Well-SENSE, said: “The best, most innovative and creative ideas happen when people aren’t restricted to a classroom or office environment.”

Tullynessle School’s head teacher, Valerie Goodlad, said: “We were really pleased to have received support from Well-SENSE to advance our outdoor learning activity offering, which is an integral part of our day-to-day curriculum.

“It means so very much and we know it will give the children much enjoyment for many years to come.”