A project to transform the Early Years garden and outdoor area at Chilton Foliat Primary School has smashed its target of £1000 as part of the Aviva Community Fund initiative.
The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise funds to develop the Early Years garden and play area into an even more fun, safe and interactive learning environment. The school hopes to landscape the area, extend the mud kitchen, create a wild planting zone and install a new environmentally compatible surface area. The school is working in partnership with local charity Action for the River Kennet (ARK) who are helping with the design of the area to incorporate maximum use of rainwater and other environmentally positive solutions.
The project has received numerous generous pledges from the community as well a £500 match funding donation from Sovereign Housing. Fundraising for the project is set to close on March 23.
Ronna Bourne, a school governor at Chilton Foliat Primary School, commented, “The Early Years outdoor area has been a target for re-development for as long as I have been involved as a governor. A lack of money meant we could only make minor changes and no real statement. How lovely it will be for visitors arriving to the school to see the promise of what’s to come.”
The Aviva Community Fund, in collaboration with Crowdfunder, offers a helping hand to local communities across the UK by providing support and funding for inspirational local causes.
Further information can be found on the Chilton Foliat Primary School Facebook page and on the Aviva Community Fund website here