WPH AWARDS £5,000 TOWARDS ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND FOR NEW SPECIAL SCHOOL
The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £5,000 to the first phase of an adventure playground designed to stimulate the senses of more than 200 children at a new special School in Warwick.
Evergreen School was formed in 2020 after the merger of Ridgeway and Round Oak Schools and caters for 270 children from the age of 4 to 19, all with special educational needs.
A new adventure playground, at a cost of £55,000, makes up the first phase of a project to provide the children and young people with an inclusive, safe and overall fun, place to learn and play.
The second phase will see the revamp of the swing area while the third will see the installation of outside exercise equipment.
Nick Evans, head teacher of Evergreen School, said the facility brought a number of advantages to the school and children alike – encouraging the development of their physical skills and social and emotional wellbeing, whilst helping the children to have the freedom to play and explore.
The facility will also play a crucial part in the school’s quest to encourage positive physical and mental health through active engagement and different learning experiences, particularly in the open air.
He added: “Evergreen School staff are privileged to support the most amazing children and young people.
“The pupils’ barriers to accessing mainstream education and future employment are many but our wonderful staff body work tirelessly to provide the best possible chance of a successful adulthood and inclusion in their local community through delivering a broad and exciting curriculum.”