Elburton Primary School Jubilee Playground

by Elburton Primary School Parent Teacher Association in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £17,375

raised so far



Following the success of our Jubilee playground crowdfunder, we are now accepting ongoing donations of support.

by Elburton Primary School Parent Teacher Association in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 15th July 2018 we'd raised £17,360 with 151 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

With any extra funds we can start to develop the playground space to provide the children with seating, shelter and ground markings to make the playground a more interesting and enjoyable area. The school council are voting on what playground equipment they would like to have, and the design will be pupil led.

During our original crowdfunding campaign, we successfully raised £17,360 thanks to 151 wonderful supporters. We are now continuing to accept donations to enable us to keep benefiting the pupils at Elburton Primary School, Plymouth. Find out more about our original plans below.

Project aim 

2018 is the 50th anniversary year of our school and we'd like to mark the occasion!  Our current playgrounds were created for just 240 pupils at the school in 1968, and more space is needed for today's larger school community. There are now 420 pupils, age 4-11 using just 2 small playgrounds for their playtime. We want to update the outdoor facilities by building a new Jubilee playground.

Our school has builders on site creating two replacement classrooms and the opportunity has arisen to build an additional playground on an area of the school site that will be freed up.  It is cost effective to add the playground to the current build but there are no funds to do so. We are raising money to make this idea a reality. We want to give our children more space, and a safer, more enjoyable area to relax, socialise and play in. We believe that this is important for our children's mental and physical health.

David Bradford said:
"After 21 years as the headteacher at Elburton Primary I have witnessed some minor changes to the outdoor space for our pupils, but we have never gained anymore physical space for the sports activities our children would like to partake in in their lunch and break-times.  When I got the position of headteacher Elburton Primary I thought of Elburton as a suburb of Plymouth, but it really is so much more than that.  Elburton is its own community with the school really as a hub of the village.  This Jubilee Playground will not only be incredibly valuable for the children and staff alike, it will also be able to be used by the local community groups."


Elburton 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 a circus every two years, as well as Christmas and Summer Fairs, which are open to all. The playgrounds are also used by after school clubs and other organisations. For example, Girlguiding are using our school grounds for their Plymbury Festival, and extra playground space will help us develop these links further. The outside areas are also used for sports activities to ensure that the children are given opportunity to have healthy exercise. Community activities have included 7-a-side football, and coaches from Oaks Rugby Club training the rugby team. Our project is to build an extra playground to ensure there is sufficient space for everyone, strengthening our school community, as well as attracting more external groups to our facilities.  

Stepping Stones preschool has also recently amalgamated with Elburton Primary School. Children aged 2-4 from the preschool also have the opportunity to use the outdoor facilities and will benefit from the Jubilee playground.

How to help:

  • Please support our fundraising ... we only have 5-weeks to hit our target.
  • PLEDGE YOUR CASH and choose your special THANK YOU 'REWARD'
  • Then spread the word to your friends, family and business contacts via email and social media: #elburtonprimaryschoolpta  

What the money will be spent on

Our Crowdfunder appeal is part of our wider fund-raising to secure £35,000 in total. This amount will pay for the cost of levelling and surfacing a new playground, with the installation of suitable drainage and a retaining wall.   Please note that the existing field space will remain largely unchanged.

Plan of the existing area

Plan showing the proposed new playground

Extra funds

With any extra funds we would love to make the playground an enjoyable space with sheltered seating, and playground markings / equipment. The children are involved in designing their ideal Jubilee playground, with the school council helping to judge the best ideas. Ultimately we hope to provide a fun and stimulating environment for the children at the school and the wider community. 

Here is one design of the finished playground, drawn by a year 3 pupil:

Who we are

We are Elburton Primary School's Parent Teacher Association. We are a registered charity (No.1085221) which raises funds to advance the education of the pupils at the school by providing, and assisting in the provision of, facilities for education at Elburton Primary School here in Plymouth, UK.  All parents and carers are automatically members of our PTA whilst their children attend our school. The PTA is actively raising funds through the voluntary efforts of parents, carers, teaching staff and friends in the form of community events for our school playground.  
Our current project is ambitious, but will be a great way to mark the 50th Anniversary of the school. We feel strongly that helping to provide a third playground, for all pupils to benefit from, is hugely worthwhile and we hope you can support us.


This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Jubilee Playground wristbands

Thank you for pledging! You will be able to collect a Jubilee playground silicone wristband from reception at school. Please wear it with pride and help us spread the word!

£15 or more

Jubilee Playground wristband and thank you

Thank you for pledging! Claim your Jubilee Playground silicone wristband from school reception. Your name/business will be added to our thank you list of sponsors on social media and in the school newsletter.

£16 or more

Be Boffins Science Parties!

Thank you for pledging! You will be able to claim 25% off a 5 star Be Boffins Science Party. Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/BeBoffins/ for more information and to read the excellent reviews! Terms & Conditions: Minimum spend £100 which is for up to 12 children, and £8 for each additional child. Valid until 31.7.19.

£20 or more

Bottle of house wine at The Ships Tavern

Thank you for pledging! You can claim a voucher for a free bottle of house wine from The Ships Tavern, Elburton, PL98EG. (Terms & Conditions: Minimum of 4 people per table with minimum spend of £10 a head. Free bottle of house wine per 4 people dining.) Your name/business will be added to our thank you list of sponsors on social media and in the school newsletter. Please also collect your Jubilee Playground wristband from school reception!

£40 or more

Delta Force Paintball - for 10 players

You can claim a voucher for Delta Force Paintball worth £100, for an action packed day for 10 players. Voucher gives full day entrance and top quality equipment hire. Booking conditions apply, and you will be required to pay for each person's first 100 paintballs at £7.99 per person. Delta force paintball has many locations throughout the UK, including Sparkwell, Plymouth. No expiry date. This could be a great birthday party idea!

£50 or more

Wristbands and time capsule

Thank you for pledging! Your name/business will be added to our thank you list of sponsors on social media and in the school newsletter, and will also be included in a time capsule buried near the new playground. Please also claim Jubilee Playground wristbands for your family from the school reception!

£100 or more

Bronze Reward

Thank you for pledging! Your name/business will be added to our "Bronze" section of the sponsor plaque on the Jubilee Playground. Your generosity will also be rewarded with publicity on our social media sites and school newsletter, as well as your name being included in a time capsule buried near the new playground. Please also claim Jubilee Playground wristbands for your family from the school reception!

£250 or more

Silver Reward

Former pupil of the school Heather Knight is the current England Cricket Captain. She has donated a signed England shirt and your name will be entered into a draw to win it! Your name/company will be added to a "Silver" section of our sponsor plaque on the playground. We will also publicise your generosity on social media and our newsletter, and include your name in a time capsule. Claim your Jubilee Playground wristbands from school reception!

£500 or more

Gold Reward

Thank you! You will be invited to a special VIP opening of the Jubilee playground during Autumn 2018. You will also be welcome to add a personal note/item to the time capsule we will bury nearby. Your name/business will be added to a "Gold" section of our sponsor plaque on the playground, and we will also publicise your generosity on social media and our newsletter. You can also claim Jubilee Playground wristbands from school reception!

£58 or more

Fort Stamford Summer Sizzler Membership

Thank you for pledging! You will be entitled to a Summer Sizzler Membership at Fort Stamford, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9TU. This is a 6 week membership of Fort Stamford Health and Fitness centre, which must be started by the end of August 2018. This can currently be bought directly from the gym for 65 pounds, so pledge here, get 10% off and the money will go towards building the children a new playground. Win-win!

£64 or more

Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club Voucher

You can claim a free 4 ball golf day at Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club courtesy of BAYtek Office Solutions. Alternatively, you can claim free use of Woodbury Park leisure facilities for up to 4 people. Facilities include 20m indoor pool, jacuzzi & sauna, tennis & squash courts, gym and aerobic studio. All set in 500 acres of Devonshire countryside. This voucher is worth upwards of £80 (£150 for 4 ball golf on a summer weekend!)

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