Kids get their skates on at Wilmslow Grange

Children at Wilmslow Grange Primary School had a real treat today when they were able to stop work and go ice-skating.

Following the success of the school's Christmas fair, the PTA hired the ice-rink for Years 1 to 6 to enjoy, whilst the teachers and volunteers also got the opportunity to have a go with the children looking on.

Fiona Simkiss, Joint Chair of the PTA, explained "We wanted to give something back in return for all the handwork of parents and children that was fun. There has been massive excitement about it this week."

Jules Harris, Joint Chair of the PTA added "We spend a fair bit of PTA money on things the children never get to see: coach fares, tea urns and film licences etc. So knowing our Christmas fair is one of our biggest fundraisers, we set ourselves the goal of raising enough to hire an ice-rink for them – and we did it! Hopefully this is something they will remember.

Headteacher Joanne Ashcroft said "It is absolutely brilliant fun. We wanted to make sure the children got the opportunity to do things they might not usually do and a lot of the children have never been ice-skating.

"We wanted to use the PTA money for something fun that will enhance children's life experience. It is also a nice physical activity and a social activity with their class."

Nursery and Reception children have asked for a giant ball pool and bouncy castle instead, which the PTA have arranged for Friday 15th February.

Photos: Click 'next photo' above or play the slideshow for a selection of photos of Year 3 and Year 5 children having a great time skating.

Wilmslow Grange