CHILDREN at a North Yorkshire primary school are over the moon with new play equipment installed in their playground after two years of planning and fundraising.

Carnagill Primary School in Catterick Garrison has celebrated with a garden party for children at the school, plus those who left before the playground had been completed.

Reception teacher Katy Pattinson said: "The children loved the party – we had an ice cream van from Brymor and everyone got to try out the new play equipment.

"We have been fundraising for the last two years with sponsored walks and dance-athons at school. We also got £3,000 from Tesco Bags For Life, which just about matched what we raised ourselves.

"Pupils had told us what they wanted and a climbing frame featured heavily. Many also wanted a construction area with diggers and things to build with."

The garden also includes a Wendy house, reading area, and den building zone.

Mrs Pattinson said: "We used to have a climbing but it was about 17 years old and was eventually condemned.

"After that was taken down we just had a grass area and the concrete playground so the children are thrilled with their new equipment.

"Parents, pupils and past pupils enjoyed our garden party, and we have been lucky with the weather for the last week of term so it has been well used already."