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Reading Retreat

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Reading Retreat

Reading Retreat

Bowmore Primary School By Bowmore Primary School

Help us create a covered outdoor reading space within the school grounds where children can relax on a bench or comfy cushions, submerge into their chosen literature and be lost in that moment.

Bowmore Delivery stage

pledged of £1,198

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The school has seen much needed change recently through a newly appointed head and a much improved school report, but we require some help to continue it to flourish and keep up to date with the curriculum. We (the parent council, teachers and pupils of Bowmore Primary) really want to improve reading for everyone in the school. Special attention may be needed for those that struggle with reading and are disengaged or dyslexic, however we also want to maintain enthusiasm of those who love reading already. We would ideally love to create a space which offers a roof, no walls, and seating. Including a fixed wooden bench but also provide out door cushions/bean bags for the children to choose their preference. Storage would be required for the cushions as well.

What we'll deliver:

  • Open to all the community outside school hours
  • Plant the surrounding area with bulbs or containers

Why it's a great idea:

The project would develop reading, create an inclusive environment but more so allow the children to learn and get involved together, the area itself would encourage more outdoor teaching as it allows shelter or shade if necessary.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase the material
  • Use school contractor to fit the shelter
  • Open the reading retreat for the whole school

Location Bowmore

About the space

Rural. close to a pebble beach. backs onto a football pitch


Argyll and Bute Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,197

Shelter and wooden bench - £900 (75%)
Storage chest for cushions - £98 (8%)
12 outdoor large cushions/bean bags - £84 (7%)
Other - £115 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Shelter and wooden bench
Storage chest for cushions
12 outdoor large cushions/bean bags
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • more cushions. decoration such as flowers, planter, or dream catchers.

Total £1,197

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