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Pupils enjoy fun-filled activities in the great outdoors

28 September 2017
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Pupils at a Hackney primary school have enjoyed a fun-packed start to the new academic year with a trip to a popular activities centre.

With funding from Sanctuary Housing, a group of 215 children and 35 staff from Kingsmead Primary School got stuck into a host of outdoor pursuits at Chigwell Row Girlguiding Campsite.

Karting, zip wires and archery got the adrenalin pumping for older pupils, while the younger children relished the climbing frames, grass sledging and bouncy castle.

The annual event was designed to give pupils chance to mix with their new teachers and classmates in a relaxed environment.

Emma de Sausmarez, who is in charge of Communications and Community Liaison at Kingsmead Primary School, said: “The start of a new school year is the perfect chance to bring everyone together – for teachers to get to know their classes and children to get to know their new teacher.

“It was fantastic to see the children immerse themselves in the activities and I am sure they will have gained so much from the experience.”

Year six pupil Karim said: “Our school trip to Chigwell Row was great. There were loads of activities for all the children to do. I loved the zip wire – it was super high and fast.”

Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “Activity days like this play a huge role in helping children settle into school life and make new friends. We are happy to support Kingsmead Primary School and look forward to seeing the many benefits it brings.”

The project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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