The Garth School awarded £9,438 for playground works!
The Garth School are pleased to announce they have been awarded a £9,438 grant from The National Lottery Awards for All Scheme. This great news means that much needed upgrading works can now be carried out in the playground area.
The Garth School is very lucky to have such a great playground area and playing field. In 2013 they installed a wheelchair accessible roundabout and a trim trail for the children. Although these new facilities have been an excellent addition to the playground facilities, there have been issues following bad weather. This results in the ground surrounding the trim trail and roundabout becoming extremely boggy and muddy and therefore the pupils cannot access these activities.
This new injection of funding will allow The Garth School to install all weather rubber mulch safety surfacing throughout that area, making the Trim Trail and wheelchair friendly roundabout accessible all year round.
Also within the funding, they are purchasing some interactive play panels for the children to enjoy at break times.
Richard Gamman, Head of Site, “Having the area around the trim trail surfaced will make a huge difference to the opportunities for our students. The roundabout is wheelchair accessible and a source of great fun for all of our children but not available currently for 6 months of the year because of all the mud that builds up around it. We are delighted that the Big Lottery grant has opened this resource up for the whole year.”