Hartlepool pupils take a seat for outdoor lessons

Hart Primary School pupils with, from left, Coun Jean Robinson, executive headteacher Jo Heaton and Coun Paul Beck.

Hart Primary School pupils with, from left, Coun Jean Robinson, executive headteacher Jo Heaton and Coun Paul Beck.

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Children at a village school can make the most of their rural surroundings thanks to three new benches paid for by local councillors.

The benches have been bought for the outdoor learning area at Hart Primary School in Hart Village by councillors Paul Beck, Jean Robinson and David Riddle, who represent the ward on the borough council.

They each gave £250 from their ward member budgets – individual pots of money given by the council to each of its councillors to spend on grassroots projects.

The new benches complement two others bought previously by the three councillors and mean a whole class can now be accommodated in the outdoor learning area.

Executive headteacher Jo Heaton said: “The benches are a valuable addition to our facilities and I am so grateful to our three ward councillors, who are long-standing supporters of the school.

“The purchase of the five benches has allowed us to take more advantage of our beautiful rural setting, and enable our pupils to make more of our outdoor environment.”

Councillor Robinson said: “I am delighted to have been able to help the school enhance the learning experience of pupils.”

Coun Riddle added: “The outdoor learning area – given its setting in such a beautiful rural area – is a great asset and I am pleased to be able to help the school make the most of it.”

Coun Beck said: “I think it is really important that we do whatever we can to support children’s education as, after all, they are the future of our town.”