Active Playgrounds (Holytown Primary School & Nursery Class)

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    £ 28,924

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Our Project “Active Playgrounds” aims to improve our playground, by extending our existing garden, installing some fixed and flexible play materials as well as creating a range of play and learning zones. The areas will provide opportunities for meaningful play activities and outdoor learning and will encourage local wildlife and plants.

Outdoor learning and play is important for the children of Holytown Primary School and the wider community of Holytown. The children have asked for this project and their ideas have been fully incorporated into the designs. The children and the local community are vital for the success of this project, in terms of its creation, maintenance and ultimately its success.

For our pupils to be involved in quality play activities we would see their self esteem to grow and develop as well as their skills and abilities in the outdoors, just imagine how beneficial it would be for our nursery children to learn to ride their bikes in the playground.

Pupils and volunteers from the local community and the Community Payback Team will be involved in creating the outdoor space.

This project is about the playground but more importantly it is about the relationships and skills gained as a result, we want our pupils to have experiences to last a lifetime. It is about the whole community working with each other and ultimately, it is a space for all to learn and play together safely.

A vote for us is a vote for your children’s future!

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Posted by E_Wightman on 26 Nov 2014
Fantabulous!!!! Congratulations to everyone involved - you have all worked so hard to make this happen!
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Posted by jacqueline_porter on 25 Nov 2014
Good luck HPS xx
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Posted by BernieCurran on 25 Nov 2014
Good luck Holytown Primary, a great school with great staff and wonderful Children who so deserve to win .
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Posted by E_Wightman on 25 Nov 2014
Great to see the HPS kids and staff on STV news tonight! Good Luck! Very proud of you all no matter the outcome ... dedication, teamwork, positive action!
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Posted by jean_carson on 25 Nov 2014
Well done for reaching the finals and good luck
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Posted by amandab0406 on 24 Nov 2014
good luck holytown primary!!! great school and community that should have something nice for the children x
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Posted by mary_donachie on 20 Nov 2014
Best of luck Holytown Primary,,, this is a fantastic thing for these kids,, my family friends and workmates will all be voting for you along with all the community,,, this will make a great difference to all xx
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Posted by LollyB on 07 Nov 2014
Good luck Holytown Primary, the new playground would make such a difference. All our friends and family will be voting x
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Posted by E_Wightman on 06 Nov 2014
Wishing everyone at Holytown PS the best of luck! We'll be voting and asking all of our friends and family to vote as well!
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Posted by martin_casey on 31 Oct 2014
Good luck Holytown. It would be fantastic for the children to have an outdoor space where they can play and learn. With kids and community coming together this is a really worthwhile project. All the best guys xx
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Active Playgrounds

Willow Grove, Holytown, MOTHERWELL


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