Highfield Adventure Playground
HAP is a vital local facility for our children, in an area classed within the 20% most deprived areas in England, having only 10% of the recommended areas to play. It offers a free, safe environment for positive engaging activities. On average 300-400 children attend from a week, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Engaging play spaces improves young peoples physical and emotional wellbeing, promoting an opportunity to create valuable and positive experiences for children in their own familiar, safe environment.
- Challenging equipment supports young peoples personal development, giving confidence in problem solving and cooperation
- An attractive playground, well used by the community promotes cohesion and tolerance. Our local school next to the playground, 85% of the children are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 37 different languages are spoken.
How we will achieve our goals
The project is to provide much needed new play equipment. Funding for this will attract more young people, engaging them in a wider variety of play and healthy outdoor activities within a safe environment in their community. It will promote intergenerational activities offering more opportunities for the learning of adventurous play.
Where the money will go
HAP is in the heart of Sharrow, providing free safe adventurous play to our most vulnerable children for 40 years. Many are from disadvantaged backgrounds, the area being ultra urban,extremely diverse. The project is vital in drawing more children off the streets, promoting the playground as a safe, adventurous, positive area for healthy activities