Can you help us improve our outdoor environment?

by Southdale Primary & ELC Parent Council in Armadale, Scotland, United Kingdom

Can you help us improve our outdoor environment?


£4,000 stretch target 8 hours left
280% 189 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th May 2021 at 12:07pm

We want to provide a fun, safe & comfortable outdoor environment for our childrens health & wellbeing

by Southdale Primary & ELC Parent Council in Armadale, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All funds raised will be used for the purpose of developing our playground.


We are Southdale Primary School & ELC in Armadale, West Lothian. We have over 350 pupils, aged from 3-12

The current pandemic has placed a real emphasis on getting our children learning and playing outdoors as much as possible. We could really improve our school playgrounds and learning facilities outdoors with any extra funding we receive, specific areas we hope to improve are the playground & picnic areas. We hope to install a pergola with additonal picnic benches to allow the children to eat outside and provide extra space for outdoor learning. We'd also like to install a fitness trail which would give the children much needed outdoor exercise & fun during these times.

The Southdale Parent Council are asking for help to develop our schools playgrounds. Due to the current pandemic our parent council have been unable to carry on with the usual fundrasing events like the school fayre, raffles & coffee mornings and with restrictions still in place we have had to rethink all of our normal fundraising events which would generate much needed school funds.

All of the children were asked in a survey what they would like to see in their playground. Whilst the range of answers were from a hot tub to a swimming pool, the clear direction was they wanted a fun, outdoor space they could enjoy during breaktime & lunchtime. The current pandemic has placed a greater emphasis on the need for us to be learning, playing and staying active outdoors so we would like to make changes as soon as possible but we also want to make this a long term project and future fundraising can support this plan.

Help us develop our playground

Here are visualisations of the facilties we'd like to provided:


Pergolas & Picnic Benches:

The larger pergola will provide the children with a sheltered space in which to sit & chat or play together during the rainy days. It will be situated outside the primary 1 class room thus covering the existing picnic benches. It is also hoped that we will be able to purchase a smaller pergola which will cover the additional picnic benches to be procured with the current location to be finalised.


Fitness Trail:

This will provide the children with a fun & safe way to develop their cognitive abilities and allow them to explore the limits of their physical fitness. This will give them the platform to increase the health & skill realted aspects of their school life and promote a healthier lifestyle.


We appreciate all our supporters and would like to say a big 'Thank you!' to each and every one of you who has helped us so far.

Every single 'share' , penny and pound helps us to get that little bit closer to our target goal. 

Our school always aims to work together to be the best we can be, this project is an example of how we can all work together to do just that. 

So, thanks again! 


Southdale Primary Parent Council 

Let's make 'Can you help us improve our outdoor environment?' happen

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