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Help Our Children Get Closer to Nature @ Woodford

by Woodford Primary School PTFA in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd March 2020 we successfully raised £8,225 with 28 supporters in 104 days

To install an Outdoor Classroom in our school so more lessons and activities can be held outside and help get our children closer to nature

by Woodford Primary School PTFA in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Teaching our children to respect and care for our environment will help them develop good habits and hopefully as they grow they will be kinder to our planet than previous generations.

Project Aim

We would like to give our children more opportunities to take their learning outside. We hope  to install a covered seating area outside in the school grounds so that we can utilise the benefits of Outdoor Learning. Our "Outdoor Classroom" will be placed next to our recently added pond and wildlife area, so we can get closer to nature.

Why is this so very important?

There is an increasing amount of evidence which suggests that Outdoor Learning is fantastic for children's health, well being and learning. It can also help them to have a greater connection with nature. We would like to take this opportunity to enhance our school grounds, whilst improving our outdoor learning opportunities for our pupils. We believe that it is essential to instil a love and deeper understanding of the environment in our children. 


Woodford Primary School is very much a part of its local community. The playground areas and outside space are used to host fairs and events that are open to the wider community. We organise  Christmas, Easter and Summer Fairs, which are open to all. The playgrounds are also used by after school clubs, Willows Nursery and the local Scouts Groups. Our video has been filmed by our Year 6 pupils, who also also edited it with help from Plymouth Community Photographic Studios CIC.

How you can help

Click on the pledge button to donate as much you can and choose your reward!

Please also share our Crowdfund link with friends, family and businesses! 

Who are we?

We are the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association of Woodford Primary School, Plympton, Plymouth. We are a registered charity (1085540.) We raise funds through various fun events at the school to provide additional equipment and resources for our school. 

We have had tremendous support from our parents through our fundraising activities and this has really proved their commitment and backing for this wonderful project.

What will the money be spent on?

The PTFA are busy fundraising to improve the outdoor space in the school grounds, not only for their pupils, but also for the Nursery and active Scouts Group that we share our outdoor space with. We are looking to build a wooden gazebo with enough seating for a class of 30 children. This will help us utilise the area in all weathers - for lessons, play times and lunchtimes!

We really appreciate anything you can do to support us. 

On behalf of the PTFA, Woodfood Primary School teachers, pupils and the local community - thank you!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Free Pencil and a "Thank you" in our Newsletter

You will receive a personalised "Woodford Primary School" pencil and your name will appear in our School and PTFA Newsletter to say thank you! (Collection only)

£15 or more

1 of 200 claimed

A Water Bottle with the School Logo on

You will receive a free water bottle with our school logo on it, in the choice of Team colours (Collection only) And a "Thank you" in our Newsletters.

£20 or more

1 of 50 claimed

A Water Bottle and School Pencil

You will receive a personalised "Woodford Primary School" pencil and a Water Bottle with the school logo on it (Collection only) And a "thank you" in our Newsletters.

£25 or more

Thank you and a Free Hot Drink & Cake!

Your name will appear in our Newsletters to say "Thank you" and you will receive a free hot drink and piece of cake at our opening event!

£30 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Story Time and a Hot Chocolate

Attend our special event in our new Outdoor Classroom for VIPs only! This entitles one adult and up to 2 children to a Story/Craft time session in our new Outdoor Classroom and also includes a piece of cake and a hot chocolate! And you'll get a "thank you" in our Newsletters.

£40 or more

Pledgers Thank you Plaque

You'll receive a free hot drink & piece of cake at our opening event & your name on a "Pledgers Thank you Plaque" that will be located next to the new Outdoor Classroom. And a "Thank you" in our Newsletters.

£50 or more

Pledgers Thank You Plaque & Social Media

As well as your name appearing on our "Pledgers Thank You Plaque" we will also mention your name/business on our public Facebook page to say thank you! And you'll get a "Thank you" in our Newsletters.

£55 or more

2 of 50 claimed

VIP Treatment at our Opening Event

A free drink and piece of cake at our Opening Event. Two free "bounces" on the Bouncy Castle and a free go on one of the available Craft activities on the day. Your name on our "Pledgers Thank you Plaque." For up to 2 adults and 3 children. And you'll also get a "Thank you" in our Newsletters.

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