New playground for Fishponds school's new arrivals

September 01 2021
New playground for Fishponds school's new arrivals

CHILDREN starting their education at a Fishponds school have a brand new playground to explore.

Avanti Gardens School in College Road finished the new Early Years play area for Reception children just before the start of the summer holidays.

This month's new arrivals will be able to play on climbing frames, a stage area with a 'story chair', a colourful road, bug hotel, chalk boards and a mud kitchen and water area. 

It is the latest new facility created for the primary school, which replaced the former Steiner Academy Bristol school.

This month Avanti Gardens has expanded its intake and it now has two reception classes.

Reception teacher Bethan Griffith said: "This is now such a great space, where our children can play, explore and discover.

"We have planned many exciting outdoor learning opportunities for our two new Reception classes.

"We want this amazing outdoor environment to further enhance the EYFS curriculum at Avanti Gardens School and hope to focus on skills including communication, speaking, gross motor skills and creativity.

"This outdoor space will provide a diversity of resources and spaces that is often hard to replicate in an indoor environment."

Picture: Avanti Gardens staff and pupils at the school's new play Early Years play area.