Outdoor Play Equipment Development

Project by Barassie Primary School and Early Years Centre in Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom

Outdoor Play Equipment Development
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Our aim is to improve school grounds, the current pandemic has increased our emphasis on the need for outdoor learning & play for our pupils

by Barassie Primary School and Early Years Centre in Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom


Who we are

Hello, we are the Parent Council at Barassie Primary School and Early Years Centre, in Troon, Ayrshire, and we would love to improve our playground to enrich the school life of our children!

When Scotland went into lockdown our parent council, like others,  were unable to carry on with the usual fundraising events, and with continually changing restrictions still in place, we have had to rethink all our normal activities that would generate much needed school funds at this time of year. We are looking at ways to host school events online, however using Rocketfund is our chance to meet our target goal quickly so our children can benefit sooner.

Our Focus

At Barassie Primary School and Early Years Centre we are focusing on health and wellbeing. One of the ways we are doing this is through plenty of outdoor learning and activities. 1607869834_odl_p2.jpg

Following the period of school closure earlier in the year, these enjoyable classroom breaks allows the children a chance to reconnect and develop relationships and social skills within their own peer group and learning these key competencies have never been more pertinent than now.

As children need to stay in their class bubbles and avoid sharing equipment with other groups, we have limited resources for outdoor activities due to the 72 hour quarantine period. We are applying for funding so we can purchase more playground equipment to encourage more active play opportunities in our playground. 


The ability for regular all weather outdoor play and activity supports the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all children in our school and early years centre. 

Our Trim Trail1607694708_trim.jpg

This popular area of our playground has sadly been closed as it is in urgent need of repairs to make it safe. When open, the Trim Trail was in daily use and loved by all ages at the school, especially with the younger children as it provided an excellent physical development challenge to them.

Loose Parts Play

To show STEM education also belongs outdoor, we would like to introduce loose parts play in our playground which develops skills including; creativity, cooperation, team work and communication.  Our vision is to have large loose parts such as tyres, pallets, crates, wooden planks, ropes and guttering so that children can work together to build and create.  The funding would also go towards this alongside donations from local businesses.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Beach clean

For every £100 raised in £20 increments, one of our classes will do a 1 hour beach clean! The whole school and Early Years Centre enjoy using the beach on a regular basis, so keeping it clean is important to us all.

£10 or more

Thank you card

You will receive an email thank you card designed by one of our pupils!

£50 or more

Your name on our supporters board

Your name will be added to our supporters board which will feature in our garden. You will also receive an email thank you card and be thanked on our school twitter page.

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