Treloar’s Primary Playground Appeal

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this appeal - we are very pleased that the Playground was opened in June by Alan Titchmarsh and the children love it! You can read about it here.

Treloar’s would like to thank all the generous donors who helped to make this project possible, including Morrisons Foundation, Sun Life Financial of Canada – Brighter Life Community Programme, Tesco Bags of Help (see below), TJX UK Foundation, East Hampshire District Council – Councillor Community Grant Scheme, The Frank Misselbrook Foundation, Newbury Building Society, Stone King Foundation, The Gilander Foundation, Community Kickstart supported by The Breeze, and many others. Altogether they, and our individual donors, contributed £45,000 to provide this fabulous new playground for the students at the School. We simply couldn’t have created such a wonderful learning and play environment for our students without their incredible support.

This is what the appeal involved.

Why is it needed?

Unfortunately the School students don’t have an outdoor play area at the moment and we would like to change this. The new area will be specially designed to be wheelchair friendly; there will be a wheelchair track, an accessible roundabout and a nest swing. There will be sensory areas, learning areas, raised beds for growing, sand and water play all at accessible heights together with a wooden shelter, ensuring the area can be used all year round.

Many of our students are experiential learners, given their physical and cognitive complexities, and so we will ensure there are lots of hands on learning opportunities which encourage learning in a fun way. Students can also participate in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy through play - encouraging them to become more active and less passive in their environment. The project will also encourage and incentivise our students to spend more time outdoors which can help them to feel more alert and learn better in class.