What will the adventure trail provide?
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever for our children to be able to learn and play outdoors as much as possible. To facilitate this, we would like to improve our school's playground with the addition of a timber adventure trail to provide a much-needed fun, creative and exciting outdoor space for our children to use.
The KS1 playground was a large, concreted space that had nothing for the children to play on at playtimes and lunchtimes. This was in stark contrast to the Nursery and Reception play areas which have lots of exciting equipment, toys and games.
The planned adventure trail will include a range of obstacles including a clatter bridge, monkey bars, tyre traverse, scramble climber, net tunnel and much more. It will provide an area for the children to use their imagination, be active and increase their motivation for learning.
The equipment will provide a range of challenge for all ages and physical abilities. Whilst it will be located on the KS1 playground, it will be accessible to both KS1 and KS2 on a rota basis so that all the children can benefit from this exciting equipment.
What will the adventure trail look like?
The adventure trail will be arranged in a figure of ‘8’ on the KS1 playground in between the new shade canopies and the field as shown on the plan below.
The 3D visual below shows what the complete adventure trail is planned to look like when it is finished.
Will it be safe for children?
The equipment will be installed on wet pour which is a rubber based safety surface. The equipment is made to a high standard, is excellent quality and will endure for many years to come. Each item is independently tested and awarded the prestigious Kitemark to ensure the equipment is the safest it can be.
How is the adventure trail going to be funded?
The adventure trail is split into 2 phases. Phase 1 (shown below) has been funded by the school from its own budget at a cost of just over £16,700 and is already installed.
The PTA have committed to raise the funds for Phase 2 of the scheme (shown below) which will cost approximately £15,000.
How can you help?
We’d like to ask you to make a donation to our crowd funding campaign here which will be running until September 2021. Every penny raised will go towards the cost of the adventure trail equipment for the children. We hope to have the Phase 2 equipment installed in the October half-term holiday.
It would be great if you could make a donation, however big or small, to get us one step closer to being able to make the scheme a reality.
Thank you ever so much for your generosity and support.
Malden Manor Primary School PTA