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Saltford Primary School undercover learning area

(Somerset)

Saltford school is a two form year group primary school. The EYFS leader, Samantha Honeybell and the other members of the team are really dedicated and are championing the importance of outside play/learning and the benefits for children. The classrooms need a covered area outside, under which they can learn and play.

Our goals:

  • To allow reception children to do 50% of their learning outdoors. It is impractical for 4 and 5 year olds to change into wellies and splash suits and in the summer it is too hot.
  • To protect school equipment from weather damage thus saving money long term. The PTA have recently given the reception classes ¬£3000 of equipment and the sun and rain is starting to damage it.
  • To particularly benefit children who find the classroom environment stressful and not conducive to learning. Noise levels are less and space is freely available which enables the children to learn through discovery.
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How we will achieve our goals

A community award would totally fund this project which has been wanted for many years. Unfortunately, other areas of the school have taken priority for fundraising (such as the school pool) and there has been no money left in the budget to pay for a shelter to be built.

Where the money will go

The money will be used for the undercover area and also to create a large scale sandpit with a fixed cover. This will benefit all children in the reception classes and moving forward.

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  1. Posted on July 7, 2016

    This would be a fantastic asset to the school and benefit many, many children – and teachers! – over the future years.

    The inside space is too small and the class sizes are too large, it would be lovely if they can stretch their wings more often.

  2. Posted on July 7, 2016

    It is very important that children are able to have constructed outside tuition and play.

  3. Posted on July 12, 2016

    I really hope that Saltford C.of E. School get this grant: they really do deserve it.

  4. Posted on July 13, 2016

    I really hope that Saltford C.of E. School get this grant: they really do deserve it.

  5. Posted on July 14, 2016

    This would be such an asset for the school and for the children.

  6. Posted on July 15, 2016

    This great school really do diserve this undercover learning area to help the children achieve the best learning outcomes ?

  7. Posted on July 18, 2016

    I recently visited the School on a nostalgic trip down memory lane as my own children attended here. I can see that this project would be of huge benefit to the children and teachers for many years to come.

  8. Posted on July 18, 2016

    Deserve

  9. Posted on July 18, 2016

    For the benefit of this and future pupilsz

  10. Posted on July 18, 2016

    Hope my vote counts!

  11. Posted on July 18, 2016

    A great project and well deserved.

  12. Posted on July 18, 2016

    Good luck to Saltford primary school with this bid, it would be the most wonderful opportunity to enhance learning for reception classes.

  13. Posted on July 19, 2016

    You get my vote for sure .
    My son’s attend a 5 form entry primary school and they have under cover outdoor areas in the reception and ks1 sites . It’s so bennificial to the children

  14. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Voting for Saltford C of E Primary school. Fabulous school. Good luck you deserve it.

  15. Posted on July 19, 2016

    This sounds like a great project and one that I really hope Saltford School are successful with

  16. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Best of luck Saltford CofE! Well deserved / needed if you get it!

  17. Posted on July 19, 2016

    ‘GOOD LUCK’ Saltford Primary School!

  18. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Support Saltford School.

  19. Posted on July 19, 2016

    I know this will make a real difference to so many lives at the point where that difference is most impactful.

  20. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Hope the school gets this grant it would be so beneficial to the pupils

  21. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Good Luck guys and girls! Keeping everything crossed for you x

  22. Posted on July 20, 2016

    A great investment for the future.

  23. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Good luck to Saltford school

  24. Posted on July 20, 2016

    An outside learning area is a very valuable assets to both the pupils and teachers of the school .

  25. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Hope you get your funding well deserved project good luck.

  26. Posted on July 20, 2016

    I hope Saltford get the grant – it’s a brilliant school

  27. Posted on July 20, 2016

    As a former PTA secretary of Saltford C of E School, I know how hard the teachers work to make the best possible learning environment for the children. This would be of huge benefit for pupils and teachers for years to come. Keeping fingers crossed!

  28. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Go go go Saltford!!!!

  29. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Good luck Saltford School!

  30. Posted on July 20, 2016

    An excellent school fully deserving of this grant

  31. Posted on July 20, 2016

    This award would greatly improve the quality of learning for the Early Years and KS1 children at Saltford School. I do hope it is successful!

  32. Posted on July 20, 2016

    This would be an amazing opportunity for the School, so many Children nowadays prefer to stay inside, but this will i’m sure be the chance for them to play and learn outside !!

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