CCCS Celebrates its New Playground

Posted on 10th May, 2017

It was certainly a day to celebrate being outside. The sun shone as the Sub-Dean of Christ Church, The Revd Dr Edmund Newey, who is Vice-Chairman of the School’s Governors, blessed the playground before ceremonially cutting the red ribbon.

He said: “Christ Church Cathedral school is renowned for the quality of its playing. This is usually on musical instruments but now outdoors, in this wonderful playground, they can also excel themselves.”

The playground, which was given its radical facelift over the Easter holidays, is very popular with the boys. Tom Pavey, seven, (pictured) said he thought it was “cool”. He particularly likes the “Spider’s Web” climbing frame. Francis Hamilton, seven, (pictured) said he liked the climbing posts best. “I like to climb to the top of the ‘Forest Trees’ after school,” he said. Max O’Neill’s favourite part of the new playground is the built-in, rustic seating around the huge horse chestnut tree. “I like to sit in the shadows,” he said.

Headmaster Richard Murray thanked the Parents’ Association for their generous contribution towards refurbishing the playground. “In our hard-working school it’s lovely to have a place where the boys can really let off steam. In fact, I’m often tempted to use the climbing frame myself.”


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