Youth Facilities and Education in Wootton
When I was growing up in Wootton Bridge many years ago the only facilities that were available to us were the Recreation Ground and the Youth Club in New Road, which I have to say, always seemed to be full of children a lot bigger and older than myself. Nowadays, although we still have the same facilities, these have been greatly improved.
The Youth Club is very well supported by all ages and now we have representatives that are invited to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings to voice their opinions with regards to youth issues.
The young people have asked for the provision of a shelter that could be erected in the Recreation Ground to provide them with an all year round facility.
The play area in the Recreation Ground has been given a makeover and a lot of time and effort was put in by my fellow councillors to get grant funding to carry this work out. First impressions are that the play area has been very well received by both parents and children alike.
I have also been asked to write about education. , I believe that you continue to learn throughout your whole life, never mind the 12-14 years that you spend at school.
Our local school, Wootton Community Primary (Wootton County Primary to those of a certain age) is thriving. We all as a community receive regular updates from the head teacher, which are published in the Bridge Magazine. This column always includes events that are going on at the school whether it is a visit from a Chinese Dignitary to the school under the new education plan retaining children at the school until they are 11 years old.
Parish Councillor Sarah Fulford