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  Better playgrounds mean 'better kids'
Updated 08 May 2003, 15.18

A scheme in Merseyside has shown that better playgrounds mean better kids.

Seventy eight schools in the area have had their playgrounds done up, and 90% of them said that there had been a definite improvement in the way kids behaved.

It's all been organised by the Mersey Forest Project, who are trying to transform concrete jungles into greener ones.

New equipment is helping kids behave
New equipment is helping kids behave
The playgrounds have been given new play equipment as well as new trees and bushes

Bernard Brenanan, headteacher at St Bernard's Primary School, says: "Children come into class ready to work now, instead of being angry."

Wildlife benefits

It's not just the kids who benefit either.

Around 70% of people in the area think the new playgrounds are a better place for local wildlife.

And, for once, the staff are happy too.

Nearly all the teachers said that the new playgrounds made them less stressed.

That can only mean they'll be in a better mood in class!

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