Winklebury Junior School Year 4 Garden Classroom

Project by Winklebury PAWS in Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

Winklebury Junior School Year 4 Garden Classroom
We did it
On 21st May 2021 we successfully raised £1,150 ( + est. £125.00 Gift Aid ) with 37 supporters in 56 days

We wish to convert a gloomy area of grass and shrub into an all weather outdoor classroom and leisure area with access to the playground.

by Winklebury PAWS in Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

Welcome to the Federation of Winklebury Infant and Junior Schools. 

We are hoping to make an exciting improvement to the Junior School's outdoor space this year.  The Year 4 classes have a grassy area outside the classes, but it is gloomy and muddy, and has no access to the playgrounds. We are hoping to convert this to an all weather surface where the children can have lessons outdoors in summer, and relax during breaktimes. 

This part of the school grounds is heavily shaded making it muddy in winter and spring. By adding an all weather surface we would be able to have lessons outdoors for more of the year, and children would be able to have picnic lunches in spring, summer and autumn. The area would be brighter and drier in the colder months, and shady and cool in summer.


Access to the playground would be improved, which will help with the beginning and end of the school day, as well as at break and lunchtimes. Fire exit access would be improved as children would have direct access to the playground instead of walking around the existing fencing and shrubs.


Outside school hours, the space would be available for community use - a local  Brownies group has been having regular meetings, and the Junior School had started to host an independent fitness class before lockdown. Both these groups, and any others that wish to hire school space, will be able to use this space to suit their activities.

We have already confirmed a PTA donation of £2000 and a local charity - Alladin's Cave - has offered further funding towards this improvement. The total project cost to the school is £12392 so all additional donations we can secure will help the pupils and the wider community be able to access this new space.

The Federation has said how grateful they are to the PTA and Alladin's Cave for starting this funding journey, and we hope to take it even further with your help.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our project and please do select the Rewards option to get your card from the pupils!


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