The Great Outdoors Project

by MILL LANE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

The Great Outdoors Project

Total raised £90

£20,000 target 42 days left
0% 5 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 25th July 2024 at 8:58pm

We want to reinvigorate Gruffland, the outdoor space at Mill Lane School, to give future generations wonderful experiences and memories.


Help us fundraise for future generations of Mill Lane pupils! Our wild area known as Gruffland is in need of love and care to make it accessible for potentially wonderful learning opportunities. On nearly an acre of space we hope to create: a sensory garden, bird watching area, outdoor reading area, rejuvenated pond, woodland classroom, enclosure for Pygmy goats, den building area and a kitchen garden- for growing fruit and veg that the pupils will eat in school. By allowing pupils to be immersed in these natural areas, we hope they will learn the importance of nature, sustainability and a love of the outdoors that will last a lifetime.

Our project is ambitious but aims to safeguard the future of our natural spaces for generations to come while providing incredible learning experiences and lifelong memories. Although the immediate beneficiaries will be the pupils of Mill Lane School, we will extend the use of our outdoor facilities to the wider community, including our two neighbouring pre-schools and community groups, such as the ‘Forget me knot’ club which provides support for people suffering with dementia. Financially, we expect the first phase of the project to cost around £20,000 but this involves us doing lots of the manual work ourselves. 

With your donations we can really make a difference- not just for our pupils, but also for the natural environment. 

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