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Nature’s Playground – School Gets Creative with Natural Play Area Donation from City & Country

09 Aug Nature’s Playground – School Gets Creative with Natural Play Area Donation from City & Country

City & Country has donated a selection of building materials to an Essex primary school to encourage creative outdoor play.
Pupils at St Osyth Church of England Primary School, in North Essex, were delighted to receive materials such as wood chipping, tree logs, a variety of colourful pipes, wooden pallets, cable reels and slices of tree trunks.

The materials will be used to transform their outdoor early years environment encouraging pupils to come up with new ideas on how to incorporate the recycled products into games.

City & Country are building luxurious new homes at the breath-taking St Osyth Priory, on West Field Lane, less than a mile from the primary school.

This is the second donation of building materials the heritage specialists have gifted the school. Since their last visit, St Osyth Primary School has decorated the outdoor early years’ environment, creating a peaceful outdoor reading area with tree trunks.
Lynn Hennessy, from St Osyth Primary School, comments: “Our pupils were very excited to get started using the donated materials and they have created such a wonderful outdoor space to play – it has been a wonder to see their creativity blossom! The children have been especially looking forward to the second delivery, as City & Country had told us they had found a large cable reel to donate, from which I can only imagine what wonderful creations lie in store. I’d like to thank City & Country for their support of our students as we continue to find interesting ways to educate and entertain.”
Matthew Bynoe, Project Director at St Osyth Priory comments: “We wanted to give St Osyth pupils the opportunity to create their own area by using natural resources and recycled materials from our St Osyth development nearby and the chance to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Our donation has hopefully given the pupils a bit of creative licence with their playground and a sense of achievement by creating something so exciting, and completely from scratch! As well as a bit of fun, we also saw this as an opportunity for our younger community members to really express what play means to them with the nature we have on our doorstep.”
Prices start at £435,000 for a three-bedroom semi-detached house at St Osyth Priory. To find out more, call 0203 8 116 170, or visit