PUPILS at Westbury Leigh Primary School now have another reason to look forward to break times after a new play trail was installed in the playground.

The play trail, which was funded by the Friends of Westbury Leigh group (FOWLS), features monkey bars, a miniature climbing wall, balancing steps and more.

The school’s headteacher, Debbie Grimsey, said: “Westbury Leigh School Council are the ones to thank for our new addition to the playground.

“Over the last two years they have been assessing play and asking children what they would like before reaching a final decision on the play trail they wanted for the school.

“We are extremely grateful to FOWLs for their generosity in funding this project for the school and know they will be really pleased to see how excited the children are at playtime as a result of their tireless fundraising.

“The play trail makes a welcome addition to our school grounds and will enhance our wider provision at playtimes which already includes a Scrapstore Playpod, playground toys and a growing farm. Playtime has never been better.”

FOWLs is a group of parents and staff which aims to support the school and its pupils in whatever way it can.

The group organised and ran a number of activities including discos, barbecues, bingo evenings, quizzes and more to donate a total of £9,500 to the school to help towards improvements of its grounds.

Deb Howells, a committee member of FOWLS, said: “We organised lots of different little events over the year culminating with our big family barbecue.

“The play trail will enhance the children’s overall experience and will increase community spirit at the school.

“It will involve teamwork and communication skills and will also improve their balance and coordination as they try to climb over the wooden planks.

“Our big barbecue is on July 8 this year and everyone is welcome to come along.”