A HUGE boost to our playground fundraising!
The PTA are delighted to announce that Southover Manor Trust have awarded us a grant of £14,800 towards our playground improvement project!
This grant will go a long way to help us realise our plans for phase 1 of the project, to improve the 'mud patch' opposite the Elemental Arena with a weatherproof surface and seating.
If you go down in the woods today...
We always strive to keep the outdoor learning areas stocked with engaging equipment for the children to use during their sessions outside the classroom.
Over recent months, we have added toadstool tables and stools (upcycled from cable reels), water walls and scales, and a set of mud kitchens.
Thanks to the Smith and Courtney families for their dedication and ingenuity, all the volunteers who have helped out with making and installing, to Jewson for the donation of materials for the kitchens, and the monetary donation from The Star, Lingfield, that made it all possible.
The PTA have been busy over the Easter holidays
Gardening parties have been busy working in the polytunnel and on the outdoor learning garden areas. Flower beds have been dug ready for planting, and bark chip has been laid on weed-suppressing membrane to form pathways.
A big 'thank you' to RH Madgwick & Sons, local tree surgeons, for supplying the wood chip.
Check out the details of this year's fundraising focus
Following the installation of the Elemental Arena stage area, we hope to continue our playground improvements project with three more phases of work to the KS2 and KS1 playgrounds, as time and funds allow.
Details can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/PlaygroundImprovementPlan
Introducing the Elemental Arena!
Following our success in securing grants from East Grinstead Memorial Estate and East Grinstead Lions, we have funded the installation of a new stage area adjacent to the KS2 playground.
Built by Halsford Park parent, Dean Wickenden, over the school holidays, the stage has now been officially named 'The Elemental Arena' as the result of a vote among the pupils.
The stage is the first phase of what we hope will be a series of playground improvements over the coming months, and is available for use by the children during lesson time and at play.
£5,000 for laptops!
We are delighted to announce that the Friends of Halsford Park have received a grant of £5,000, from the Sussex Community Foundation, towards provision of laptops for the school. This is an amazing boost at a time when laptops for home learning as well as in class (where sharing of equipment is not always possible at the moment) are more in demand than ever.
This grant comes hot on the heels of another grant, for £942.83, that was awarded by the Argus Appeal Fund to spend on SEN equipment.
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Now available for donations!
We have taken delivery of a textile recycling bank, which will be permanently available for donations of unwanted but reusable clothing and accessories.
The following items are accepted:
Please do not donate any of the following:
The recycling bank will be located under the bikesheds, next to the driveway. When bringing donations, please still follow the school's one way system and observe social distancing. If the bank is full, please take your items back home, and contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange for it to be emptied.
We will receive 30p/kilo towards our fundraising for all acceptable items that are donated.
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