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Hackney Primary School enjoy the outdoors

2 October 2015
Kingsmead Primary School pupils enjoying their trip to Chigwell Row Campsite.

A Hackney primary school enjoyed an active start to the school year with an adventurous trip to Chigwell Row Campsite, thanks to funding of £1,000 from Sanctuary Housing.

Pupils at Kingsmead Primary, from nursery to year six, experienced a host of outdoor pursuits at the activity centre; developing new skills, boosting confidence and helping them bond with new friends and teachers.

Over 200 children, of which the majority are Sanctuary residents, enjoyed trampolining, an adventure playground, climbing, archery, grass sledging and more at the site on the London/Essex border.

Kudzai, from year three, commented: “I loved the grass sledging. I screamed when I came down the hill, I was really happy.”

Louise Nichols, executive headteacher, said: “This fantastic away day gives our children a taste of the countryside, that many of them wouldn’t otherwise get. It also offers an excellent opportunity for the entire school community to bond with each other.

“We are so grateful to Sanctuary Housing for the support they offer us with this ambitious whole school trip.”

This event was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.