Fulwood school raising funds for outdoor learning project

Posted on - 14th June, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, Schools
Gardening at Longsands

Longsands Community Primary School is fundraising for an outdoor learning project.

The Fulwood school’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is aiming to raise ¬£500 for a picnic bench as part of its ‘Where the Acorns will Bloom’ project with the Aviva Community Fund Programme.

It will be the fifth bench purchased, and will mean the school has enough seating to hold outdoor classes.

As well as benefiting the staff and pupils, the school wants to invite people from the community as guest speakers and visitors, to share and learn in the space.

Gardening at Longsands

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The project is part of Longsands’ 25th anniversary celebrations, with trees
also set to be planted to mark the occasion.

Lesley Cooper, Chair of Longsands PTFA, said: “Having an outdoor learning space will be such a benefit to all the children and staff. A different place to learn surrounded by fresh air, with the opportunity to involve the local community.

“The benches will be particularly important when the schools go back after the pandemic, as they will provide an outdoor learning area for everyone, even if social distancing measures are still in place.”

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Rewards are on offer for anyone donating to the project. For ¬£20, donors will receive a certificate and a tree named after them. A ¬£50 donation will mean an invitation to the school’s community day as a guest of honour.

Lesley said: “For this project, it’s about the number of supporters as well as the kind donations. Any donation to our cause is welcome, even just a pound, as we know people are still financially challenged in this current climate.”

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To find out more or to donate, visit the Longsands Avivia Community Fund page.

What do you think of Longsands’ outdoor learning plans? Let us know in the comments.

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