Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000


St Peter’s C of E Primary School, Harborne, is a village school within a Big City Environment. It is at the heart of the local community (last rated as “Good” in its OFSTED inspection) – and is well known locally for its caring and nurturing approach to its children and families.

Playtime and outdoor learning is a highlight of the school day – and 180 pupils within the infant department use the playground every day! The children love the infant playground, but there are parts of it which are empty and uninspiring.

As Grace (7) says, the funding will be brilliant because the playground is “boring, and we need more equipment – something to play on”.

Our PTA Charity, Friends of St Peters, is made up of parents and carers from across the whole school. The Friends team work tirelessly, fundraising to buy equipment and facilities which will help enhance the environment and learning experience for the children in the school. The Friends have organised numerous fundraising events and this is our first attempt at a bid for funding – so we would love your support.

The School Council (which is made up of children from each class), has worked hard at putting ideas forward for how they would like to have fun in the outdoors at school. If the Friends of St Peters Charity could secure the Aviva Community Fund award of £1000, this would deliver the following:

• Tyre Trail/Hopscotch – this will help develop fundamental movement skills, helping children to become “increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend agility, balance and co-ordination” (National Curriculum Key Stage 1 - Sept 13). It also gives children the chance to learn about risk taking within a safe environment, and opportunities to develop their gross motor skills and aid their physical fitness;

• Outdoor Chalk Board – this will help to support a “high-quality art and design education that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art” (National Curriculum Key Stage 1 – Sept 13). It will be engaging and get their creative juices flowing, whilst also laying the foundations for writing and other fine motor skills.

Aviva’s funding will help to fire the children’s imaginations, promote their emotional wellbeing and nurture their social interactions, whilst also developing friendships for life - all whilst having fun!

The children this will help includes current and future pupils from a diverse local community (180 pupils across the Infant Department each day), both within the Infant school and the Junior school via the afterschool club (which also has a significant attendance).

Please vote for us because it will make a real difference to the children’s play-time and enjoyment of school overall – a happy child is a child that is able to learn and wants to be at school, and isn’t that what we as parents all want! So please please please vote for us!!

Thank you!!

Friends of St Peters

We are proud that the children of the School Council have worked hard to develop their ideas for their playground, and also how the Friends, School, and Families have come together to make the school a better place.

Location: Harborne, Birmingham, United Kingdom