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Not all work and no play for children at Hazlehurst

Press Release   •   Oct 17, 2012 11:12 BST

Children at Hazlehurst Community Primary are celebrating their new £40,000 playground which was opened on 12 October by Stuart Brown fromMarshall’s.

The children of Hazlehurst school joined their Headteacher Mark Golding, counting down from ten to one, giving a tremendous cheer as the official ribbon was cut.  The school band gave a rousing version of ‘Fanfare Open Up’ by Ian McKenzie to get the celebration started.

Mr Golding said, “We are thrilled with our new outdoor space and we are very grateful to Lanes Landscapes for their excellent work and to Graeme Morris, from Bury Architects’ Department for his superb project management. Massive thanks are also due to Marshall’s Stone for their generous donation of all the foundation stone, the edgings and the block paving. We could not have done it without them! The children of Hazlehurst will enjoy our ‘great outdoors’ for many years to come!”

The playground was a result of a two year long collaboration between the school governors, Bury architect’s department, the PTA, who did lots of fundraising andMarshall’s Stone Merchants, who donated lots of the raw materials that were essential to the project and Lanes Landscapes who were the main contractor.

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 Photo attached: Left to right:

Back row: Mike Hollingworth, from Lane’s Landscapes, Mark Golding, headteacher

Middle row: Kerrith Parkes aged 11, George Wyatt aged 9,

Front row: Graeme Morris, from Bury Architect’s Department, Charlie Foster aged 5, Holly Jones aged 6, Stuart Brown Site Production Manager forMarshall’s

 Other photos that could be used and might be of interest can be found on the school website: www.hazlehurstschool.co.uk/html/2012_new_playground.html