New adventure playground unveiled at Dedworth Middle School

Tara O'Connor


After four years of fundraising, a new adventure playground was finally unveiled at Dedworth Middle School on Monday.

The Friends of Dedworth Middle School (FoDMS) have been working hard to secure the new playground for pupils at the school in Smiths Lane.

Year eight children in the school’s Junior Leadership Team (JLT) joined the efforts this school year.

In October, the four pupils successfully applied for funding from the Royal Borough’s youth funding scheme Youth Voice Youth Choice.

The JLT also surveyed children at the school to find out what kind of equipment they would like best.

In a Dragon's Den style exercise, three companies came into the school to pitch their products to the children, who in turn pitched to the FoDMS parents.

Deputy headteacher Karen North said: “Now the children of Dedworth Middle School have something to entertain themselves with on the playground.

“There is a rota in place and the equipment can hold up to 30 children at a time.”

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