CHILDREN have been able to put their stamp on new play facilities.
Council leader Mehboob Khan, headteacher Richard Dodd and pupils from Paddock Junior, Infant and Nursery school spent the afternoon in Kirklees Council’s Design and Property Services’ Kirkgate Buildings putting together plans to develop a new play area for the school and local children to enjoy.
Landscape Architects Geoff Farnell and Ruth Illingworth led the workshop aimed at involving the youngsters in the development process and selecting the play equipment.
Clr Khan said: “It was a wonderful way of engaging with children, letting them experience the workplace and helping them to gain a good understanding of the skills and issues involved.”
The new play area is to be constructed during the school summer holidays and is part of a council playground redevelopment programme.