Bags of Help for Cedarwood

The PFC of Cedarwood Primary School, Wilkinson Drive in Kesgrave, are delighted to have been selected as one of three finalists, in the Bags of Help scheme in local Tesco stores, to receive a grant of either £4k, £2k or £1k. Voting will take place between Friday 1st September and 31st October and they would love your support.

In 2001, Cedarwood opened their doors and since then, they have continued to develop their outside space. The Bags of Help scheme will enable them to develop a rich, dynamic outdoor environment for all ages to promote learning and creativity as being outdoors, has a positive impact on all aspects of a child’s development.

The foundation area which is situated at the front of the school is a focal point for our visitors and they are fortunate enough to have a beautiful oak tree, which provides a natural centre for our learning. It provides shade in the summer, a haven for wildlife and an opportunity to explore the seasons.

They would now like to develop the area around the tree, to further create habitats for wildlife and a safe and inspiring environment, for the children to explore. The ground around the tree requires development as the area is dusty and dry during the summer and a muddy bog in the winter. New surfacing would provide an eco-friendly, flexible surface which can be used in many different ways, throughout the year.

They wish to have raised planters for the children, to grow their own produce in and create areas to encourage new wildlife in to. The open area will be adaptable according to the interests of the children, it could be a construction zone one week or dinosaur swamp the next – the possibilities are endless.

The oak tree creates a natural pathway to another area of the garden, which they would like to develop by building a bridge to capture the children’s imagination. This project would turn the area into an exciting space where children have the freedom to explore, use their senses and be physically active.

The area shall be used by children during the day, their breakfast and after school club and the wider community during school events. Should they be fortunate enough to receive the full grant of £4k, this will provide the surfacing and planters and will help us on their way to developing a wonderful space, within the school.

They would be extremely grateful if you could help them achieve this amazing project, by voting for them by popping a blue token (or two) in their box and spreading the word to friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your support.

For more information, visit: www.cedarwood.eschools.co.uk

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