Rupert’s Under 5’s Pre-school in Seaton, Devon are currently celebrating the opening of their exciting new sheltered play area. The staff at the Pre-school chose to have the canopy installed to encourage the children to play outdoors come rain or shine.
Fiona Laughton, Chairperson of Rupert’s Under 5’s explains, “We wanted to promote a healthy environment and give the children more opportunities and access all facilities... extending their learning.”
Despite the limited funding available to the education sector at present, the staff at Rupert’s Under 5’s were determined to provide a much needed shelter for their children and so arranged various Bingo and Quiz nights to fund the canopy they desired. The fundraising events were a big success and now the children at the pre-school can enjoy learning and playing outdoors.
The canopy, which was supplied and installed by Able Canopies, provides high UV protection and was also supplied with a water butt which has been put to great use, as Fiona explained, “The water butt is great as we do a lot in our nature area and we like to grow plants and vegetables.”
“The canopy is a welcome addition to the preschool facilities. We had fun fundraising and the hard work put in to it has paid off. I would like to thank all parents, staff and committee members that were involved.” – Fiona Laughton, Chairperson – Rupert’s Under 5’s Pre-school