Local school wins community funding from Aviva

Rainbow picnic bench, manufactured from 100% plastic waste.

A local primary school has received confirmation that they are one of the winners of the Aviva Community Fund. The competition, which took place at the end of last year, involved a number of local groups hoping to win funding for their projects by receiving votes from the public. Voting closed on 21st November 2017; the votes have all been counted and the 592 winners have been announced.

Thanks to the votes from the local community, one of this year’s winners is the Friends of Holy Trinity Primary School in Bradley Stoke. They are going to receive funding of £1,000 which is to be used towards making significant improvements to the outdoor learning areas for the Reception and Year 1 classes. Both of these areas need tables and chairs as well as resources to support literacy and numeracy that can be used outdoors, such as chalk boards, number lines and letter boards. The school is planning to complete this project in three stages:

  1. Purchase outdoor tables and chairs for both areas
  2. Install a wooden shelter outside the Year 1 classroom
  3. Purchase the smaller resources to be used for outdoor learning

Holy Trinity are planning on using the £1,000 funding to complete the first stage of their project and hope to have purchased and be using the table and chairs by the end of January. The final two stages of the project will be ongoing over the coming months while the school continues to raise the remainder of the funds needed.

Speaking about the win, headteacher Janet Dickson said:

“We are delighted to get the funding and I am extremely grateful to the PTA for completing and submitting the application. The purchase of the multi-coloured picnic benches is the first step in developing the outdoor area for the Reception and Year 1 children and we look forward to completing the final stages.”

To view the rest of the projects in nearby areas that have won funding, please visit https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk and if you know of or are a member of a local community group, the Aviva Community Fund will be back later on this year offering more funding.

Photo: Rainbow picnic bench, manufactured from 100 percent plastic waste.

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