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On Thursday 16 January there was great excitement at Emmaus Catholic and Church of England School in Sheffield as both Bishop John and Bishop Steven Croft from the Diocese of Sheffield were invited to cut a ribbon and officially open the brand new outdoor play area in Foundation Stage.

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Bishop Steven and Bishop John shared an opening prayer and blessed staff, parents and lots of excited children, who have promised to look after their new outdoor space with care and love.

All the children have been really excited about their new play area, which includes a climbing tree, mounds, a new play surface and a multi–coloured wind break which will help promote learning all year round in the outside space.

After the short ceremony Bishop John and Bishop Steven shared cakes and juice with parents and children.

Bishop John and Bishop Steven Croft are pictured with children from Emmaus School in the new outdoor play area.