Outdoor learning has become even more fun for a children at a Chester-le-Street primary school thanks to a donation from DAMHA.
In the summer, we invited children at Cestria Primary School if they would design a logo to mark our 120th anniversary.
We were so impressed with the entries submitted by the Year 2 children, as well as awarding a prize to the winner, six-year-old Oliver Johnson, we also donated £120 for the school to use on learning resources.
The school, which is close to our head office, opted to buy cushions, shaped liked tree stumps, for the children to sit on during reading time and when they are doing outdoor learning activities.
Year 2 Teacher Jayne Behenna said: “We were delighted to be asked to design a logo to mark DAMHA’s 120th anniversary and it was very kind of the Association to support the school by donating money to use on learning resources.
“The children really enjoyed the logo challenge and are now thoroughly enjoying using the cushions both inside and outdoors.”
Paul Mullis, DAMHA Chief Executive, said: “We have established a great relationship with Cestria Primary School, which started when the children came to sing Christmas carols at our end of year residents’ forum and to thank them we provided money to buy books.
“They were the obvious choice when we decided to run our logo competition and the winning entry designed by Oliver is still be used on our website and in our resident newsletters.
“We are delighted that our latest donation has been put to good use with the cushions and we look forward to supporting the school again in the future.”