Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

As Friends of Stibbard School we are raising funds for an all-weather running track to go onto the school field to help promote health, fitness and wellbeing amongst the children. The addition of the running track to the field, we hope, will be a welcome addition for the children and that it can be used for a number of purposes:
1. Used in PE lessons throughout the year, especially in the winter when the field can become very muddy and too slippy to use.
2. Used during breaktime and lunch by the children, giving them an opportunity to run off their energy and have fun with the friends, whilst taking an interest in sports and staying fit.
3. Use on a sports day and at other events when the community comes together to celebrate the children, the school and their sporting achievements, but also for the all important 'mums and dads' race!!
4. For use by after school clubs, particularly sports clubs which can use the track for activities.

At a time when child obesity is increasing and with some children becoming rather attached the their ipads and computer consoles, we hope that this sort of initiative in school will encourage an interest in running, not only in school, but outside it. We hope to get children up and out when they are at home as well, maybe even encouraging mum and dad to get up and out too!

Friends of All Saints School Stibbard

Location: Stibbard, United Kingdom

Although there is only a handful of us on the friends committee, all with other jobs, we take time out of our busy lives to help raise money for the children. It all makes it worthwhile to see the children using the items we have been able to purchase, the difference it makes to their time at school
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