Chilton Foliat Primary School is raising funds to help transform its Early Years’ garden and play area.
The new area will provide a fun, safe and interactive learning environment and it is hoped that local community toddler groups will also be able to benefit from the space.
The school hopes to extend the mud kitchen, create a wild planting area for vegetables and plants and install new safety matting to create a fun learning environment for its youngest pupils.
Local community volunteers are involved in developing the area and will share knowledge of gardening and wildlife with pupils. This includes older village residents, who will be regularly invited into school. The children, staff and community are motivated and passionate about the project and community volunteers are helping with the planting.
Chilton Foliat Primary School has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund to raise funds for the project. To help raise funds, Co-op members can select Chilton Foliat Primary School as their local cause by visiting the website here. When a member buys selected branded products and services, the Co-op will then give a helping hand to the cause.
Katie Turner, Headteacher of Chilton Foliat Primary School, said, “At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity, which will make a real difference to both the school and the wider community and embrace our Christian values of ‘thankfulness, courage and love’.”