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This project was awarded £25000 by the OneFamily Foundation. View all winners

Hasmonean Primary School playground – fun, fitness & inclusion!

(London)

The plan for the playground is to transform the area in front of the wall into a playground fitness trail. It will benefit the 150 infant and junior pupils on a daily basis. There are a number of special needs children –  e.g. dyspraxic, autistic and hypermobile children, for whom it is imperative that they have a physical space to be able to build their strength and co-ordination. They are being further disadvantaged by the lack of equipment. The fence will be erected so that those children who wish to use the space for football will be able to do so without risk of injury to those on the playing frame side (It is likely to be higher than the diagram).

Our goals:

  • To improve Fitness – Childhood obesity is of great concern and the need to engage children in fitness activities which are also fun is essential. This equipment would meet the objective in that it has been selected to engage arms, legs and the whole body in exercise. The equipment itself is called a “Fitness Trail”.
  • To aid Inclusion - At the moment the only activity available during playtime is football. Dyspraxic children and frequently children with ADHD and ASD lack the co-ordination to play football. The play equipment will enable them to be more included during playtime as it is something that they will more readily be able to access.
  • To provide Stimulation – Unfortunately some children find the lack of concrete stimulation difficult and have engaged in risky behaviour e.g. dragging the benches around as there was no apparatus to engage with (which injured a child). The play equipment is a safe area to provide stimulation for them.
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How we will achieve our goals

Two quotes for the playground equipment have already been obtained . The most economically viable design has been selected. This means that as soon as the funding is received, the project will be initiated and the company have said that the completion time is within 6 weeks. This means that by next summer the children will already be accessing and enjoying the equipment on a daily basis.

Where the money will go

As a paediatric Occupational Therapist, I understand the importance of providing children with opportunities for quality physical experiences, especially when they spend much of their day seated. This equipment would provide children with opportunities to develop their physical skills in a broader way e.g. the equipment they hang from strengthens their shoulder and finger muscles and this is essential for developing fine motor skill such as writing.

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  1. Posted on November 2, 2016

    Fantastic project that all children can benefit from

  2. Posted on November 2, 2016

    This would be a wonderful edition to the school. Currently the playground equipment on offer for the children is very limited (at best!). Please support!

  3. Posted on November 2, 2016

    This will be an important step in a suburban school in a very built up area, to help the children to develop an appreciation for physical activity and the physical and mental benefits that keeping active (and having fun!) brings…

  4. Posted on November 2, 2016

    This would be a great addition for the children.

  5. Posted on November 2, 2016

    Please support the wonderful project, it would make a world of difference to the children in our lovely school.

  6. Posted on November 2, 2016

    An excellent project for an excellent school

  7. Posted on November 2, 2016

    This is such an amazing chance to finally improve the playground of our lovely school and get some much needed equipment for the children to use. I truly believe it will make an enormous difference to their energy levels, playground boredom and will help them to release pent up energy by being physically active… which in turn will lead to more focus and an opportunity to thrive in the classroom. Please help us to have this incredible opportunity.

  8. Posted on November 2, 2016

    This fab school would benefit beyond dreams to get such an amazing and beneficial playground!!!

  9. Posted on November 2, 2016

    An important addition to aid the vibrant community at the school. Delighted to support this project.

  10. Posted on November 2, 2016

    A fantastic proposal. Just what the children need.

  11. Posted on November 3, 2016

    What a fantastic project for my alma mater. Young kids these days don’t do enough outdoor play and exercise!

  12. Posted on November 4, 2016

    The infants and juniors currently have no play equipment in their playground so this will be a fantastic addition to the playarea

  13. Posted on November 8, 2016

    This would be a very need improvement

  14. Posted on November 9, 2016

    A much needed resource for the children of Hasmonean Primay. Please support.

  15. Posted on November 9, 2016

    The children at this great school really need better outdoor facilities with more equipment to focus their energies. Please support this worthy award.

  16. Posted on November 9, 2016

    When I was a pupil at this lovely school 50 years ago, we were lucky if we had a football! It has changed a lot since then and it is wonderful to see how the school with its facilities has developed so positively over the years. They certainly deserve every encouragement and assistance to continue their wonderful work, educating local children in such a positive manner! Keep up your good work and good luck Hasmo!

  17. Posted on November 9, 2016

    Hope my vote helps. Fantastic project

  18. Posted on November 13, 2016

    Wonderful project for a good school

  19. Posted on November 13, 2016

    very worthwhile project!

  20. Posted on November 13, 2016

    I went to this school. Some of my most precious memories were within its environs. A new playground is such an important and valuable initiative!! Please support, and encourage others.

  21. Posted on November 13, 2016

    what a wonderful idea for a wonderful school

  22. Posted on November 14, 2016

    This is a great opportunity to help develop the children’s physical and mental health.

  23. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Good luck!

  24. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Wonderful project for a much needed school.

  25. Posted on November 14, 2016

    I would urge everyone to support this worthwhile venture and enhance our lovely school (and wonderful pupils) with much needed outdoor equipment.

  26. Posted on November 15, 2016

    Good luck Hasmo

  27. Posted on November 15, 2016

    a wonderful project, good luck!

  28. Posted on November 22, 2016

    The children would really benefit so much from these improvements
    please support this appeal !!

  29. Posted on November 22, 2016

    Excellent project! I was never a footballer or runner and would have benefited from this sort of thing as a child.

  30. Posted on November 22, 2016

    Fantastic project that all children can benefit from

  31. Posted on November 23, 2016

    a really good school which really needs a playground for its pupils

  32. Posted on November 23, 2016

    I give my support to this project that will benefit all children

  33. Posted on November 23, 2016

    This is an excellent project. Wishing you success.

  34. Posted on November 23, 2016

    Really important project!

  35. Posted on November 23, 2016

    The school would benefit from this playground

  36. Posted on November 23, 2016

    They need this and will make the most of it!

  37. Posted on November 23, 2016

    Good luck

  38. Posted on November 24, 2016

    Wishing you every success for this brilliant project. Hope you win the award.

  39. Posted on November 25, 2016

    Thank you to everyone for all their hard work, passion and dedication in supporting our very special project
    If you have not seen our wonderful children and how much this means to them – please see below! Keep voting!

    https://youtu.be/Lr7fzAWexAs

  40. Posted on November 25, 2016

    This school has a reputation for helping to raise valuable members of society. I have no direct contact with the school but, based on its reputation and the extent to which this project is being publicised, this is definitely a worthwhile investment.

    Very best of luck with this development.

  41. Posted on November 25, 2016

    What a great project. I know the children from this school and hope they win this award so they can get the best possible playground

  42. Posted on November 28, 2016

    Good luck. Worthwhile cause.

  43. Posted on November 28, 2016

    Excellent project.

  44. Posted on November 28, 2016

    The kids need this as an integral part of the development, I sincerely hope the school obtains this desperately needed feature

  45. Posted on November 28, 2016

    I support this project and hope that the school succeeds

  46. Posted on November 29, 2016

    This would be great as the outdoor space is big and can be improved a lot for the children to enjoy their school even more!

  47. Posted on November 29, 2016

    This is a really important, and much needed facility. All the children will benefit enormously. Please support this project.

  48. Posted on November 30, 2016

    It encourages excerise.

  49. Posted on November 30, 2016

    good luck hasmo

  50. Posted on November 30, 2016

    This is a wonderful project that will make a positive impact on the lives of all the children involved, I fully support it! David O’Reilly

  51. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Voted 🙂

  52. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Very sweet children there.

  53. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Good Luck Hasmo

  54. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Great project – Good luck

  55. Posted on November 30, 2016

    An impressive and necessary project

  56. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Hope my vote counts and helps to keep you at Number 1. Good luck with the exciting project.

  57. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Bets of luck !

  58. Posted on November 30, 2016

    Wooo 6min to go 🙂

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