The pump was installed by Jane Bain, senior playleader
at Cambusbarron Playgroup, who, along with a friend, spent months crafting it for the 16 children who regularly attend the group to enjoy.
Donnamaria McCartney, 11 - one of the youngsters from Cranhill's Beacon playcentre - said: "When our playleader
told us we were going to build bogeys everybody went 'Yuk!'
Jean Tolley said: "The children are delighted that all their hard work has been recognised.
there, in the period 1973 to 1984, I know the importance of youth facilities for young people in Liverpool.
The year five pupils wearing smart playleader
coats are on hand at lunch and playtimes to ensure everyone enjoys the break from lessons.
Wendy, the playleader
, is qualified and my daughter loves coming here."
SUNNY SMILES: Playleader
, Gill Andrews (back left) and playworker, Lucy Whitehead (back, right) with some of the youngsters AC140909Acumb-02.jpg
She had been working as a child-minder and a playleader
, supporting her family on a limited income while her husband was building his business.
scheme, organised by Regenesis and Warwick District Council, has been running for three years and has provided employment for 15 local people at other schools.
for pre-school children are almost exclusively female, very often mums themselves, and often prone to describing themselves as "just a playleader
" when asked what they do.
The 27-year-old is a playleader
for Play Watch - a scheme caring for the children of working parents during school holidays - and says: "Playing outside is obviously a good way for children to build relationships with each other and form friendships.
Michelle Yates said the playgroup was also applying for other government funding to help finance the extra care.