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Deepings Lions donates to Linchfield Academy in Deeping St James





A primary school fundraising for a new playground is one step closer to reaching its target.

The Lions Club of the Deepings has donated £500 towards Linchfield Academy’s playground fundraiser.

The school in Deeping St James originally opened in 1980 and since then the playground areas have been much-loved by pupils. Now the wear and tear has started to take a toll with old markings no longer visible.

Deeping Lions members Mike Drinkall and Tony Plunkett, with the Linchfield Academy headteacher Katie Brockington and pupils
Deeping Lions members Mike Drinkall and Tony Plunkett, with the Linchfield Academy headteacher Katie Brockington and pupils

Staff at the school have worked with the children to come up with ideas for the playground which will provide them with interactive opportunities to encourage physical activity, creativity, teamwork and communication.

Katie Brockington, headteacher, said: “Play is as important to a child’s development as their classroom lessons.

“With children playing outdoors less and less outside of school, it is more important than ever that we provide an exciting space for them to play.”

The project is expected to cost £3,500 and the £500 donation from Deepings Lions has kicked off the fundraising. To support the playground fundraiser, visit: https://www.kindlink.com/fundraising/community-inclusive-trust-/linchfield-playground

Tony Plunkett, secretary to The Lions Club of The Deepings, said: “The Deepings Lions Club is always happy to help as much as we can with projects aimed at improving play and sports facilities for local children.

“On our tour of Linchfield Academy, we were very impressed with how much the children were attentive and involved with their lessons; they deserve to get the most out of their play times too.”




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