Foundation stage children at Broughton Community Infant School are celebrating after receiving new outdoor play equipment courtesy of accident repair centre Aylesbury Panelcraft Limited.
The specialist accident repair centre, based in Rabans Lane, Aylesbury offered their assistance after hearing of the project to update the playground and the school’s limited budget.
Their first involvement was to provide numbering plates for car parking bays which the school made out of old picket fencing.
However, they then went a step further and donated toy cars for the children to use.
The parking bays are designed as a means of keeping the playground tidy, and with the addition of the numbering plates the children are able to practice their numeracy skills.
Business development manager Jez Warrant visited the school to assemble the toy cars and present them to the children.
He said: “We have some serious car aficionados here at Aylesbury Panelcraft and I think that was part of the appeal of helping the school with the play equipment.
“We wanted to share our love and passion of the cars with the younger generation.
“It was a real pleasure to see the delight on the children’s faces when they saw the new cars: they were quite excited at the prospect of getting behind the wheel.
“Who knows perhaps the toy cars will inspire a budding Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button!”
Broughton Community Infant School bursar Belinda Thirkettle said: “We are very grateful to Aylesbury Panelcraft for donating the play equipment.
“We have recently updated our play area and having the extra cars and parking bays has been the icing on the cake.
“We are only a small school and have limited funds so any support received from commercial enterprise is always gratefully received.
“We also appreciated that Jez assembled the cars.”