2019 proved to be a very successful year for grant applications because in September 2019 we received news that we had been successful in our bid for funds to install a large climb and slide trail. We received £10,000 and in November the equipment was installed ready for the children to use in drier weather.
Also in August 2019 we received news that we had been successful in our bid for 80 hours of labour to construct our ‘Shipwreck’ log cabin. The log cabin was constructed during the summer break ready for use by children.
In August 2019 we received news that we had been successful in our bid for funds to support the refurbishment of the exterior of Starfish Preschool’s mobile classroom. We received £3000. The exterior was stripped, the condition of the woodwork inspected and new concrete fascia cladding boards were applied. The mobile classroom is once again water-tight and providing an exciting learning environment for children aged 2-4 years of age.
In November 2018 we received news that we had been successful in our bid for funds to support the development of a sensory area within school funded by the Healthy Pupils’ Capital Fund.
We have now drawn up plans for the project and are currently identifying suitable supplier before finalising purchases. We will keep you up to date as the project develops.
In May 2018 we received news that we had been successful in our bid to the National Lottery for funds to support the purchase and installation of outdoor gym equipment.
During July 2018 seven pieces of outdoor gym equipment were installed on the school field including a ski walker, arm bike, crosstrainer, leg press and table tennis table. The children were very excited by the equipment and it has proved very popular since, being used every playtime and lunchtime when there are suitable conditions to enable access to the field.
The outdoor gym equipment promotes healthy lifestyles through exercise as well as enabling the children to use their JONK dispositions of collaboration and resilience.