New charity-backed playground at Thomas Wolsey making good progress

  28 July, 2022


Staff and pupils at Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy are looking forward to making the most of their newly laid play area.

The new MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) pitch, laid by local businesses Toppesfield and Pro-Scape, is part of the wider building work taking place at the school, and has been designed to ensure students have a safe, engaging space to play in.

The project, funded by charity GeeWizz and supported by inspiring members of the community, will help the school, create a playground which is completely accessible to all its students, all of whom have physical, medical and / or sensory needs and associated learning difficulties.

The total cost for the specialised build will be over £400,000, a figure which has been achieved through incredible community support and the proceeds of GeeWizz’s Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction.

Work on the playground continues, with new canopies due to be added in early August. The school hopes this inspiring project is complete, and able to be enjoyed by students and the wider community alike, by the Autumn.

Helen MacDougall, principal said: “This project has been hugely inspiring for all of us, and its continued success is testament to the support of the entire community. We would therefore like to sincerely thank Toppesfield and Pro-Scape for their support with this new MUGA pitch, and to everyone else who continues to work alongside us to make the playground a reality.”

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