A school has given its playground a new lease of life just in time to welcome its latest reception classes.

Bush Hill Park Primary School, in Main Avenue, won grant funding to revamp the outdoor playground for its youngest pupils.

Named the ‘fantastic fours’ playground, the site is bursting with activities such as a theatre and role play area, a sand and water construction zone and a pedal-bike track with garage.

A nature area has been built within the playground to create a garden for the children complete with a wormery, willow wigwams and an observation table for outside lessons.

Headteacher Anna Theodosiou said “Almost two-thirds of our pupils live in homes without gardens so it is vital we provide our pupils sufficient outdoor play opportunity.

“We needed a playground that would stimulate Reception children and offer new physical experiences for creative and imaginative play from the very start of their school journey.”

Funding came from the National Lottery and the Ernest Cook Trust, after help from the Enfield Town schools’ partnership.

Emma Kolaru, partnership co-ordinator of the Enfield Town schools’ partnership, added: “It’s great to see our local primaries realising these exciting opportunities for healthy development.

“Awards like these allow us to really make a difference. This school playground certainly has the ‘wow’ factor.”