Basildon school opens new £85,000 play area and classroom

A Basildon primary school has officially opened a new outdoor play area.

Briscoe School, in Felmores End, installed the new play area and a new classroom, using a grant of £85,627 from the Veolia Pitsea Marshes Maintenance Trust.

Basildon mayor David Burton-Sampson attended the school for the opening ceremony.

In a statement, headteachers Nicola Coggin and Terri Chudleigh said: “As you can see by the smiles on the children’s faces, we are all over the moon with our new outside play area.

“This area, together with our new outside classroom, will make a huge difference to the experiences we can offer the children here at Briscoe.”

Cllr Burton-Sampson said: “This is money well-deserved and money well-spent, because it’s facilitating the education of students, as well as cohesion in the community.”

The new classroom will be available for hire as a community asset.

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Charles Thomson

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