A ‘hole’ lot of fun for kids returning to school in Hawkwell

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A school in Hawkwell has been planning something special for pupils as they return to school after more than three months in lockdown.

Staff at Westerings Primary Academy have created a five-hole adventure golf course for the 400 children aged from 4-11, using donated tools, bricks, rocks, drainpipes and railway sleepers.

With top-quality putting grass generously provided and laid by ‘Grassed Up’ of Rochford, staff members spent evenings and weekends constructing the course for returning children to enjoy.

Executive headteacher, Melissa Heatherson, said: It has been heart warming to see our children’s reaction to our new enhanced playtime provision that adds to the beautiful woodland setting that surrounds our school.

“During these particularly challenging times, outdoor learning and lunchtime experiences have been so important to our children.”

Head of academy, Adam Stainsbury, added: “With the addition of our ‘Wild Westerings Adventure Golf’ course, pupils can continue to enjoy some socially-distanced recreation with their friends during these challenging times.”


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