MP joins the fun as Play Rangers entertain the children

Wansbeck Play Rangers with the Northumberland Play Team at Cleasewell Hill School in Guide Post.  Ian Lavery visiting to see the results of a 2 week pilot scheme.
Wansbeck Play Rangers with the Northumberland Play Team at Cleasewell Hill School in Guide Post. Ian Lavery visiting to see the results of a 2 week pilot scheme.
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LOCAL MP Ian Lavery took time out to visit Cleasewell Hill School recently to see the work being undertaken by the Wansbeck Play Rangers.

The Play Rangers’ outdoor play project is funded through the Aiming High Disabled Children’s Fund programme, which worked in partnership with teachers, the school caretaker and partner agencies to deliver a fun packed two weeks of outdoor activities for the youngsters.

A wide range of activities were put on for 32 children including a nature trail, den building, music workshop, art workshop and movement play with tiddlywinks.

There was also the Mr Olly Bubble & Magic Show, Mini Olympics, a special Pirate Day and many more.

Wansbeck Play Rangers supervisor Heather Asburner said: “It was very rewarding to have our local MP Ian Lavery visit and show his support by joining in and having fun.

“The two weeks came to a close with a fun day.

“It was rewarding for all the play team to work with parents, siblings and partner agencies building up positive relationships.

“Feedback has been fantastic with the hopeful prospect that other schemes can be delivered within the near future.”

The scheme was possible thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

However funding from the lottery fund will come to an end next month, which could affect the schemes that are yet to be delivered.

Now staff involved in the project are looking into other alternatives to secure more funding to help them continue working with the children.