The Kids Trust has announced that schools within the UK that wish to improve their play spaces have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Playground Partnerships Awards. The First prize is a grant of £10,000 and there are 10 runners up prizes of £250. Schools wishing to apply will initially have to register with the Award Scheme to access further information and the application pack. To be considered for an award, schools need to submit a folder of work (Design Portfolios) and completed application form. Applicants are encouraged to develop a pupil-led approach; involve the whole school; encourage input from the wider school community and include pupils with special educational needs.
The closing date for applications is the 19th March 2010.
Go to www.playgroundpartnerships.org for further details
Improving Your Environment by Nick Clements and Sarah Osborne, will inspire ways to make school playgrounds educational experiences.