Who better to design and help set up a playground than the school children themselves? Well, that is exactly what happened on Thursday morning as pupils from Cherry Tree School got together.
Young students from the primary school have donned hardhats and high-visibility jackets as they helped with the reconstruction of a community playground. The children left their workbooks at Cherry Tree School to go and get stuck in with the redevelopment of the play area in Foxhill in north Watford.
Pupils from the school have been consulting with Watford Community Housing Trust and have helped design what they would like from their playground by submitting drawings.
Jessie Bruce, head teacher of Cherry Tree School, said: “I think the children have all really enjoyed the project. They have helped from the very beginning and I think because of all the work that has been put in they will be proud of the playground.”
The housing trust, through its Better Communities Fund, is hoping to build five new play areas across Watford in time for the summer holidays.
Tina Barnard, chief executive of the trust, said: “It is important children have safe and fun places to play and we hope that this project will provide them with the ideal opportunity.”
Kyle Morris, development manager for the trust, added: “We have worked with the children to give them the choice of what equipment.
"They will be the users of the playground so everything we will be putting in will reflect what they want.”