EYFS outdoor area is transformed with a £5,000 grant

Danesfield School wanted to develop their EYFS outdoor area, and received a £5,000 grant to purchase new play equipment.

Janet Fricker, PTA Treasurer, Danesfield School, Marlow, Bucks (400 pupils) told us: 'Our school was awarded £5,000 from the OneFamily Foundation to transform our Early Years outdoor area into a natural learning environment, with musical pieces, tables, and water equipment. In order to be awarded the grant, we had to persuade people in the community to vote for us. We created a page on the OneFamily website, detailing how the money would make a difference in our school. We also pulled together a communication plan listing all potential voters within our community, then split these up between us. We issued press releases to the local paper and radio station, kept our Facebook and Twitter pages updated, and even walked the main streets of Marlow, asking for votes! Voting was open for about five weeks, and afterwards we received the amazing news that we'd won! Infinite Playgrounds installed the new play area, and we were all absolutely delighted with the results.'