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Painted games and markings enhance playground

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ST ANNE’S pupils’ school break times have been livened up with a colourful series of playground games.

St Anne’s School pupils and their new playground snakes and ladders game. (Picture by Emma Pinch)

The Parent Teacher Association paid to bring line painting professionals over from Guernsey to create games and sports markings on the playground tarmac.

Children now have a vibrant snakes and ladders board, a hopscotch grid and court layouts for games including netball, basketball and diamond cricket.

The PTA chose the designs, bought the paint and paid the Guernsey States Works team to come over at a cost of some £1,300 – the money coming from donations and fundraising events.

Emma Carpenter, chairwoman of St Anne’s PTA, said: ‘We had the playground painted to enhance their experience of the school day – which is obviously about play, exercise and social interaction as well as formal learning. They have gone down really well and the children are already enjoying using them.’

The PTA paid £7,865 for fencing and every year it spends £300 on giving every child a Christmas gift. It also sponsors World Book Day and school prizes.

The PTA is staging a fundraising race night at the Moorings on 11 May at 7.30pm.

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