A boys’ prep school will install a castle themed adventure playground for its early years offering.

Thorpe House School has submitted to Bucks Council an application for its Oval Way site, in Chalfont St Peter.

Plans outline the ‘installation of an adventure playground area, with castle theme and trim trail, set in the lower school playing fields’.

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Designs show a slide, rope climb, bridge, tunnel, drawbridge, ramparts and log course.

It is hoped it will “promote active play and encourage role play and den making activities”, while ‘testing and developing motor skills essential in early years’.

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The school said the new adventure playground will not create extra noise.

“The platform on the adventure play does not overlook any neighbours and the structure itself is just an addition to the existing playground area, so no additional noise issues will be added,” a council document states.

“The school has no adventure play offering for their pupils and is currently the only school in the local area that does not provide this, so it is essential for the pupils and their learning.”

Council officers will now decide what becomes of the application.

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