Sheffield primary bids for adventure playground funding

Gleadless Primary School.
Gleadless Primary School.
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A Sheffield primary school is urging people to get behind them to vote for funding of up to £25,000 to build an adventure playground.

Gleadless Primary School, is going head to head with community projects across the country to secure funding for its project.

School leaders say the adventure playground will be hugely beneficial in terms of promoting healthy lifestyles for pupils and also the wider community.

Currently pupils are only able to play in limited space, without ropes or swings for children to enjoy.

But now the school has put itself forward for a OneFamily Foundation community award to transform the playground, which would also host community days.

The more votes the school gets, the better the chance it has of securing the prize.

Head Lesley Wright said: “The project will benefit the whole school and community offering children the opportunity to engage in new ways of learning through physical activities.

“The school is committed to educating all our children on the benefit of a healthy lifestyle and exercise and the adventure playground will offer exciting ways of exercising.

“A healthy lifestyle is so important and the earlier we can encourage all children to be active the better.

“The school has no additional financial resources to help fund this project. We want to develop a range of activities that we benefit all our children from three to 11-years-old. Using the award towards creating an adventure playground will showcase to all the children the importance of exercise.

“Not all children have the opportunity to go to parks. So the playground will offer all our children opportunities to explore and engage in different forms of learning.”

Awards of between £25,000 and £5,000 are up for grabs.

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