Shade and Shelter

We have created a stimulating, fun and safe outside play environment by purchasing suitable playground equipment for our Early Years pupils to use but want to construct a canopy over some of the area. This will maximise the opportunities for outdoor learning by having some of the area under cover so that it can be used all year round and resources can be left outside whilst being protected from the weather. We currently have a "Good" Ofsted rating but want to be "Outstanding". Many of our children spend much of their lesson times inside. We want to get our children back outside with the provision of better outdoor play facilities. Our current outdoor area has limited usage and it is not being used to its full potential as the children are not keen to use it when it is wet and windy. By constructing a canopy over part of the area we will be providing our pupils with a stimulating and exciting outdoor environment that can be used in all weathers all year round. The outdoor equipment includes gym equipment, a reading shed, a growing and digging area for our children to experience growing vegetables and a grassy area for free play. Many of these resources as well as construction equipment and role-play materials have to be put away at the end of each session meaning that learning and play are continuously interrupted. A covered area would enable children to learn outside at all times.

Key benefits

  • Encourage physical activity
  • Develop teamwork and social interaction
  • Improve coordination
  • Increase self esteem
  • Have fun!
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Supporters (11)

  • Susan Porley 4 months ago
    £50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • Angela Bradley 5 months ago
    Great idea!
    £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Pearl Rispin 5 months ago
    Outdoor education is such fun !
    £10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
  • Ed Pratt 5 months ago
    £50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • Hannah Charlton 5 months ago
    Wonderful idea, good luck with fundraising.😁
    £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Anonymous 5 months ago
    £10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
  • Zoe Bell 5 months ago
    What a great project 😀
    £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Nicola Jenkins 5 months ago
    Fantastic idea
    £10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
  • Sarah MacVean 5 months ago
    Such a fab idea.
    £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Anonymous 5 months ago
    This sounds like a great idea.
    £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Anonymous 5 months ago
    Sounds like a fantastic initiative :-)
    £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid


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