Over the summer holidays youngsters from Freshbrook enjoyed a newly refurbished play area off Worsley Road, but the inclusion of the equipment in the design was the result of consultation with pupils at Millbrook Primary School.
Teacher Sue Thorn said: “The landscape team at Swindon Council asked us to involve the children in deciding what kind of equipment would be suitable for pre-school through to older users.
“They were really enthusiastic with their ideas, but had to make difficult choices to provide for different ages, and of course work within the budget.”
Members of the school council sent in designs and comments to back up their suggestions and the top three were rewarded with art materials. Andrew Rutherford’s artwork was selected to be included in the play area name board and he won a professional paintbox, whilst runners-up Chloe and May received crayon sets.
The school also received the Swindon Lions community service award and £100 for school playground resources.