While the rest of us have been staying out of the recent rain deluge, young pupils at Langar Church of England Primary School have been positively embracing it, thanks to a recent donation of waterproof suits!
Research has proven the health and educational benefits of outdoor play, so staff at the school were delighted when nearby employer Tarmac agreed to donate 16 of the weatherproof all in ones for Class 1.
Headteacher Emily Brown said: “Our young pupils enjoy messing about in the rain during break and lunch times, but we were struggling to keep them dry for later lessons. We were delighted when Tarmac agreed to make a donation to cover the costs of these waterproof ‘onesies’. Class 1 pupils (aged 4/5) thoroughly enjoy the suits and use them daily for outdoor learning and play.”
Steve Odell, Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Plant manager added: “The recent incessant wet weather has made it tricky for most of us to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We were really pleased to be able to support the school in such a practical way and are pleased to hear how much enjoyment the pupils are getting from wearing the suits!”