Ganton School is always striving to improve resources and provision across the school and currently has two major projects underway:
Firstly the Playground Project which seeks to transform the Primary Playground into a sensory paradise where our younger pupils can bounce, climb, swing and play imaginatively whilst developing their core physical and social skills. The dream is to have an Animal Safari themed playground with the whole area developed on a high quality safety surface, coloured to suit the theme. This work is led by Fiona Taylor and our FROGS Charity.
The estimated cost of this development is just over £100,000 and we have so far raised over £65,000 thanks to generous donations from a number of individuals and charities and our own determined fundraising efforts. We intend to complete this project in 2018 so any contributions would be much appreciated.
The second major project is driven by our Eco Schools work and seeks to improve our horticulture areas and develop a Cycle Safari which includes a bug hunting area. Links with local industry will support this development and this is being led by Eco School leader Asa Hancock.
Fundraising at Ganton is not however a one way street – we are very outward looking and regularly support national charities such as Macmillan Cancer, Children in Need, Jeans for Genes etc. This gives the young people a real sense of achievement and shows that we can all make a difference. It helps them to recognise the rights of children and young people across the world to good health and education.