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Hoyle Court Primary's Playground Wish!

by Friends of Hoyle Court Primary School in Shipley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th December 2021 we successfully raised £1,195 ( + est. £155.00 Gift Aid ) with 35 supporters in 42 days

To raise funds to turn our boggy soggy playing field into a useable space for the whole school to enjoy!

by Friends of Hoyle Court Primary School in Shipley, England, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Friends of Hoyle Court are a group of volunteers that aim to raise funds to provide all the extras that our school budget doesn't allow for.

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Our Mission!

We are on a mission to turn our playing field into a usable space to benefit our school children and the wider community.

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On the left our existing field, on the right our existing playground

Our field is currently a bit of soggy mess and therefore unusable for most of the year.  We have a small playground that the entire school uses, so we would love to create extra space for everyone to benefit from.

Our vision is to create an all weather pitch in the field with a cycle  and running track around the perimeter. This would be able to be used at playtime and for after school club and sports activities.

It is a big project but the benefits to the children in our community would be HUGE! Learning to ride a bike, active play times running, cycling and scootering, and the ability to play outside whatever the weather!

We all know that lockdown affected our families in so many different ways. Studies show that only 1 in 3 children in Bradford went outdoors regularly during the pandemic. At Hoyle Court we believe that exercise and outdoor play are crucial for positive mental health. This area will provide a place for children and families in the community to exercise together and build many happy memories.

These pictures illustrate how we see our field could look after we reach our target:

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How we would spend the money:

*Using specialist contractors to install the all weather pitch and address the current drainage issues.

*Using a contractor to install the cycle / running track.

*Building a storage shed to house equipment and scooters.

*Purchase of scooters, bikes and playground equipment to be used by the children. 

Thank you for considering our project!

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