Turfing over the playground

January 30 2017

HORFIELD CE Primary School are fundraising to buy artificial turf to lay over two areas of the school playground, making these areas accessible throughout the year for safe, fun learning and active play.

HORFIELD CE Primary  School are fundraising to buy artificial turf to lay over two areas of the school playground, making these areas accessible throughout the year for safe, fun learning and active play.

The school are trying a few different funding avenues to reach the £30,000 needed but with budgets being tight the money is largely coming from fundraising efforts led by the School Association.

Karen White, chair of the Horfield School Association, said: “One of our ideas is opening up the space for sponsorship, selling 1m2 sections to individuals for £5 each, or 10m2 for £50 to local businesses. Each square sold can be dedicated to a particular person or group. Some have been named after the buyer's family, some as gifts for the person who has everything and some businesses have purchased them in their company name.”