Once upon a time there was a little primary school of 44 in the musical , beautiful setting of Snape village in the countryside. It was unusual because it was small yet not a Church school like 80% of small schools across England. Snape was founded by the amazing pioneers Louisa and Newson Garrett (Millicent Fawcett and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson's Mum and Dad) and was built because the Garrett family understood and believed in education for everybody-they knew all the choices it could give and all the dreams it could enable.
Everybody in the village is very proud of the school-here they are with our children about to plant 1000 bulbs all around the village. They would like to keep giving that amazing educational opportunity to more children and families so would like to expand the ages of our Snape school by offering a Nursery too.
Having a Nursery on our site would give more families a chance to experience the Snape learning adventure in a wonderful green, woodland setting in our school grounds. We also could provide a much needed rural setting to some town pre schools to give people a range of choices in a rural setting. There is a real need for more nursery provision and choice of settings for 'hands on, small people, learning.'
We know that we could also use our Eco building to support Breakfast and After school clubs and holiday clubs giving EVERYBODY a chance to share in the Garrett's vision all those years ago. We would like the nursery building to be part of our ongoing outdoor expansion which includes woodland, a polytunnel to grown things, a den area and a vegetable and flower garden which everybody - young and old - can share.
We hope we might find some young Garrett Anderson social pioneers and entrepreneurs to help us along on our learning adventure for everybody and are looking for £130000 to build an eco pre school to support our historical school and make sure our village continues to thrive with our school for even more ages at its heart.