New playground’s truly epic!

A HAPPY celebration took place at Badminton Junior School during their annual summer fete. 

The school’s new playground area, which has been named The EPIC Patch, was opened by Alderman Peter Abraham.  Peter is Bristol’s longest serving councillor and has been Lord Mayor a record three times.  

Peter, pictured,  emphasised the importance of play for children and fully approved of the acronym EPIC which stands for Explore, Perform, Imagine and Create.  Year 3 and 4 girls also performed their very own EPIC rap in celebration of the opening of the new area.  The children and parents were very pleased to have a new, creative and all weather area for adventurous play and to help the girls flourish. 

After the official opening, Heidi Welch, head of the junior school, said: “The EPIC Patch provides a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to be imaginative in their play. We want our children to be able to explore, perform, imagine and create through their own ideas – this is a powerful way to help children develop socially and communicate with each other through play. It is fantastic to know that the children’s voices have been heard in developing the ideas for the project as they played a crucial part in the brainstorming beforehand. We are truly grateful to everyone in the school community, through our Parents’ Association ‘Involved’, who made this project possible.”