A special playground for a special school

by Jenny Cockrill in Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £3,378 ( + est. £55.50 Gift Aid ) with 119 supporters in 35 days

Our current playground and sensory garden will be transformed into a unique, all-inclusive learning environment.

by Jenny Cockrill in Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom

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A registered charity since 1984, we are a small but dedicated group of parents/carers and staff who work tirelessly to raise funds for the Warren school to enable them to maintain and build upon their resources and curriculum.

'A Special Playground for a Special School'

This is our most ambitious project to date and will require funding of £188,000 to transform the main playground into a specialised outdoor learning environment. As the number of learners on the roll is ever-increasing, Warren school has already advanced into all possible spaces within the building. There are no more opportunities left to extend classrooms or site mobile classrooms.

Current Playground

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Many of our current playground and sensory garden equipment is no longer able to be used, it is considered unsafe, so it is out of bounds to our learners.

New Project Design

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The overall design has been laid out into different learning zones, creating a unique, inclusive, sensory-rich, and challenging outdoor or accessible for all learners regardless of individual need and disability, with the means to be used as an extension to the school's curriculum.

We have worked in partnership with Timotay Playscapes, an award-winning playground and play space provider. Together, we have finalised our design concept, which uses play and educational benefits through natural and sensory exploratory elements.

As you can imagine, the cost of such specialised resources has an expensive price tag, which makes it challenging to afford to accomplish this transformation all at once. We are therefore aiming to achieve this project via a phased approach.

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Our Aviva Community Fund Crowdfunder project page will fund the 'SENSORY ZONE AND RAINBOW WALK' we hope to reach £14,000 

Please follow the link below to watch our Youtube media channel video: 

Youtube link to watch our video showing  the playground details

We have been diligently applying for grant schemes and funding towards the overall costs. We want to offer this opportunity to businesses to become involved in this unique project. Timotay Playscapes have put together sponsorship packages for companies or individuals to support, including the business advertisement, logo use for backing and funding. If you would like to engage in supporting the Warren Association, please contact us at warrenassociation@warrenschool.co.uk.  

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Rewards

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Warren School heavy cotton shopper bag

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