Sheffield school in bid ti win cash for adventure playground

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A Sheffield school is urging people to cast votes to help it win up to £25,000 to build an adventure playground.

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

Staff say the adventure playground would be beneficial for not only their pupils but the wider community.

The school applied for a OneFamily Foundation community award, where nominated projects can scoop awards up to £25,000.

Voting for all the projects bidding for cash opens from this week for a month.

The more votes the school gets the more chance it has of winning the cash prize.

Head teacher, 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.”

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for children, young people and families, added: “The playground is a great project and will enable pupils and the local community to achieve a healthy lifestyle which in turn will help them achieve well in school and in their futures.”