New ways to play

CHILDREN at a Downend school are getting to grips with high ropes, bridges and swings in an “amazing” new playground area.

Bromley Heath Junior School’s Forest Circuit was unveiled in June, and its many climbing, crossing, swinging and balancing features have been an instant hit at break and lunchtimes.

Deputy head Stewart McSmythurs said:  “The new circuit further develops our outdoor play, alongside our other climbing walls, play equipment and quiet areas.

“The children have really loved the additional opportunities it brings – there is no end to the choices.

“The equipment enables children to use both fine and gross motor skills, improve their balance, strength, co-ordination and core stability.  

“They also learn to test their boundaries, climb to their own limits and manage their own risk.”