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This project was awarded £10000 by the OneFamily Foundation. View all winners

Wildlife Garden and outdoor classroom

(Essex)

Currently the area at the back of the school is not accessible due to an old, unsafe pond. The aim long term, is to have a wildlife garden and outdoor learning environment which is safe and accessible to the 496 pupils which (incl the preschool) age from 2-11, 50+ staff and local friends of the school (beavers/cubs situated nearby).

Our goals:

  • Clear the area and prepare the ground for the Quiet/Sensory and allotment areas.
  • Construction of raised allotment beds and planting beds. Planting of a perimeter hedge and sensory plants in quiet area. Natural log benches
  • Installation of "Safagrass" rubber matting and reseeding with a grass and wildflower mix to provide a stable accessible pathway, which allows grass to grow through without erosion of the root system.
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How we will achieve our goals

The Community award would give us the funds to be able to start the overall project by completing this important phase in the building work and getting it to a stage where it can be used and maintained by the school community and its friends.

Where the money will go

The outdoor learning environment will enrich and complement the curriculum being taught in a fun hands on environment. The quiet area is a place which can be used by the pastoral team for Children or Staff requiring “time out” due to stress, bereavement, or just needing to talk through something with someone.

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Corringham Primary Wildlife garden and outdoor classroom

8 August 2017
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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Good luck Corringham!

  2. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Excellent project! Good luck in your grant application.

  3. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Such a worthwhile project for our school, for the benefit of the pupils, staff and community.

  4. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Good luck, lovely project.

  5. Posted on August 13, 2017

    Good luck – great project

  6. Posted on August 13, 2017

    Hope you get this as well deserved x

  7. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Good luck – such an amazing project for the school.

  8. Posted on August 16, 2017

    Great idea, the kids will love this. Good luck.

  9. Posted on August 20, 2017

    Good Luck Corringham Primary!

  10. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Good luck with this worthwhile project so as the children can have the opportunity for more outdoor learning.

  11. Posted on August 27, 2017

    A very necessary and worthy cause! Good luck in your application

  12. Posted on August 31, 2017

    Good luck CPS! Such a lovely little school, I do hope you are successful.

  13. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Lovely project

  14. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Good luck not long to go now ***

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