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Shed boost for Swaffham school after damage




A Swaffham school whose outdoor teaching programmes have been blighted by vandalism should feel more secure after a community group gave them a new shed.

Police were called in last spring following a spate of damage to the Forest School facility in the grounds of the Swaffham and Infant Nursery School.

The scheme is intended to help children connect with nature and develop a range of practical skills to increase their confidence.

Swaffham Lions Present New Large Shed to Swaffham CE VC Infant and Nursery School..David Elsom (Swaffham Lions Vice President) (back left), handing over the shed to Cara Butters (back centre) and Nicola Weeks (right), along with Dennis The Lion and pupils from the school. (the presentation was held in the Heartwood Forest School Area within the school grounds).. (28355799)
Swaffham Lions Present New Large Shed to Swaffham CE VC Infant and Nursery School..David Elsom (Swaffham Lions Vice President) (back left), handing over the shed to Cara Butters (back centre) and Nicola Weeks (right), along with Dennis The Lion and pupils from the school. (the presentation was held in the Heartwood Forest School Area within the school grounds).. (28355799)

And that work was boosted this week when officials from the town’s Lions club delivered a new shed, worth around £400, to the school.

Teaching assistant Cara Butters, who leads the programme, said: “At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful to Swaffham Lions for this opportunity to make a real difference to the children of Swaffham and surrounding villages.

“The shed will enable us to keep our tools and equipment safe after four mindless vandalism attacks.”

The Lions’ donation comes just a couple of weeks after extensive damage was also caused to equipment and furniture at the Swaffham Junior School.

A police investigation into that incident is continuing.


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