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Little Explorers Playground

(Surrey)

We, the PFA, would like to purchase and set up a new playground in the outdoor Key Stage 1 area of St Anne’s primary school. At the moment, the younger children spend a lot of their play time on a large bare concrete area. While the play area would be open to all children at the school, it would mainly benefit 60 Reception and 60 Year 1 children.

Our goals:

  • Be active – it is vital for each child's development to have access to an outdoor play area that is physically challenging, yet safe to use. The new play area will draw children in to climb, explore and be active at school.
  • Build your social skills – being able to positively relate to others is at the basis of all life skills. The new play area will encourage children to share, take turns and be considerate of others. This will foster relationships amongst peers.
  • Have fun – play is an essential part of a child’s life. The new play area will enhance the children’s current play experience at school, allowing them to use their creativity and imagination, and to develop their own play ideas and games.
£10k project Currently ranked 1 in Active Living

How we will achieve our goals

The younger children at St Anne’s, and the school as a whole, would benefit tremendously from a new playground in the current KS1 play area. This would provide the best, most stimulating and safe way to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, team and relationship building, as well as fun games and activities.

Where the money will go

The new playground would be open to everyone who comes to the school. The school is home to 460 pupils and our community events are always well attended by our families, and by families from neighbouring schools and areas. The school grounds are also used by local sports clubs who would be able to use the area during weekly and weekend activities.

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