Children at St Stephen’s Primary Church School in Bath have been reaching new heights with their new climbing frame.

Headteacher Andy Bowman explained, “Play is an essential aspect of life at St Stephen’s. We gained the OPAL Platinum Award for Outdoor Play and Learning two years ago and, while we have trees to climb in, tyres and pallets to build with, a playpod to fire up the children’s creativity, messy kitchens for role play and a stage area for performing, one thing we haven’t had up until now is a purpose-built climbing frame.”

The children helped to design the climbing frame, the school council working with the designer to bring their ideas to life. The climbing frame was officially opened by PTA Chair Sarah Brooks and the children have been clambering and swinging on it ever since.

“The anticipation was really building as the children watched the climbing frame growing day by day and so it has been great to see them finally enjoying it in the sunshine,” added Andy. “I cannot thank the PTA enough and of course the parents who have helped to make this possible.”