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St Barnabas School-new outdoor play area

Funded on Spacehive 27 November 2020 Delivered 28 February 2021

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St Barnabas School-new outdoor play area

St Barnabas School-new outdoor play area

St Barnabas School By St Barnabas School

We need a new interactive outdoor learning area for our early years children so they can explore and play safely. This will also be used as an outdoor classroom - all the more important due to Covid.

City of Westminster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 27 Nov 2020!

Our early years outdoor areas needs a revamp. It is currently tired and in need of a serious upgrade. It no longer caters for the needs of our children, who need space to learn, play and explore outdoors, in the fresh air. This new play area will also be used as an outdoor classroom, outdoor learning, creative play and for teaching children about nature and their environment. Many of our children do not have outside space and have had to spend large amounts of time indoors during the Covid -19 crisis. This place will provide a safe place for them to enjoy the outdoors.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install bird house and forest play hut
  • Create kitchen area, sand and water table
  • Add picnic benches, storage and seating
  • remove existing surface and replace
  • create a teaching area

Why it's a great idea:

The younger children will have a safe place to learn and play in the outdoors. The benefits of getting fresh air on a daily basis are well documented . This is particularly important as many of the children do not have back gardens or safe places to play outside at home.

Steps to get it done:

  • Run a crowdfunding campaign throughout Sept and Oct 2020
  • Confirm contractor and begin planning - Nov 2020
  • Transform the play area over the February half term - Feb 2021
  • Have the new playground open when the children return - Feb 2021

The playground is used by the Nursery, Foundation and Key Stage One year groups (ages 3-7 years)


Location City of Westminster

About the space

The school is situated in a beautiful part of Belgravia . The majority of our children live locally in apartments and have little access to outside space. To give them a beautiful playground where they can learn and play all day long is very important to us. Not quite a forest school but very close.


City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £19,454

Enclosed teaching space - £5,999 (31%)
New play surface - £5,227 (27%)
Water and sand table and magnetic wall - £1,679 (9%)
Rotating Pulley and sand box - £1,198 (6%)
Forest playhut - £1,179 (6%)
Kitchen and activity bench - £1,085 (6%)
Storage and seating around tree and picnic table - £948 (5%)
Clearing and delivery - £845 (4%)
Other - £1,294 (7%)

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.

Enclosed teaching space
New play surface
Water and sand table and magnetic wall
Rotating Pulley and sand box
Forest playhut
Kitchen and activity bench
Storage and seating around tree and picnic table
Clearing and delivery
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £19,454

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