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Pupils come up with ideas for new facility

09:00 02 March 2014

Children at Withycombe Raleigh primary school have been sharing their ideas for what they would like to do with some land at their school in

Children at Withycombe Raleigh primary school have been sharing their ideas for what they would like to do with some land at their school in 'The Big Project'. Year six children pupils are pictured showing what they would like to achieve with their beach themed area. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 3266-08-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to


Pupils at an Exmouth school have been coming up with their own ideas for how it should use some spare land on its site.

Withycombe Raleigh Primary School has launched what it calls ‘The Big Project’, to look at developing the former location of the school swimming pool.

Since the pool was removed around five years ago, the site has been unused, but the school is now hoping to use it as an area for quiet activities and learning.

To help draw up the plans, the school’s children were asked to come up with ideas for how the area should be used.

These were then shown to parents at a recent parents evening, where they were also able to give their feedback.

The plan now is to gather the best ideas from the various designs, and commission an architect to come up with a proposal.

The school is hoping to fund the plan through its PTFA, and also by securing match funding.

It would also like to hear from local businesses which might be interested in supporting the project. If your business can help, email project coordinator Mike Smith at


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