A school in Maidenhead is £500 closer to its fundraising target for playground improvements thanks to a donation from our Chiltern region.
Teachers, parents and pupils at Boyne Hill Infant and Nursery School have been busy doing all sorts of activities to collect money for a new shelter, all-weather grass, soft tarmac, a play house and fresh bedding plants.
Efforts to reach £9,000 have included regular cake sales, while one group of staff gathered sponsorship and took on the annual 13-mile Maidenhead Boundary Walk challenge.
Children have contributed their own artistic designs for Christmas tea towels, and special cards and mugs have also been produced too – all as part of the fundraising programme.
Headteacher Jane Hunsley said the clothes’ bank in the school car park has been a good source of funds: “Each time the clothing and bedding donations are collected, the items are weighed and the school receives a donation per weight.
“It’s quite a good money raiser actually and often yields nearly £100 whenever the clothes bank is emptied.”
Youngsters are expected to join classes from families moving to our new Boyn Hill Gardens development which is close to the school.
All of our floor joists are made in the UK using a carbon negative process and sustainably sourced timber.
All of our toilets have a modern dual flush facility to conserve water usage.