MEDSTEAD Pre-school and Nursery has been tirelessly fundraising this academic year towards the installation of a new sun canopy over the outside play area.

Located in the grounds of Medstead Primary School, the Pre-school play area faces due south, and in warmer weather can become too hot to be used by the children.

The new canopy will enable the children to play outdoors in all weathers.

So far more than £6,000 has been raised towards the cost of the new canopy, including a grant of £2,000 raised via the Medstead Summer Ball as well as a grant from Medstead Parish Council.

At the official unveiling of the new canopy on Monday, July 24. attended by children, parents, staff, and members of the parish council, this year’s Pre-school leavers performed a Bollywood dance they had learned at Medstead Village Fete.