Playground Appeal

UPDATE – By July 2018, the Playground Appeal had reached close to £26,000. With this money, we managed to install the entire adventure trail as designed, paint a mural, upgrade flower beds, refresh line markings and install our new football goal posts.

The improvements have transformed the playground and the adventure trail especially has proven to be fantastic in improving pupils’ agility, upper body strength and teamwork.

A huge thanks to all parents, pupils, businesses and so many people within and outside the Ferryhill community. We couldn’t have done this without you.

January 2018 –  Ferryhill School’s Parent Council has launched a fundraising appeal to raise £85,000 to improve its run-down upper stages (P4-P7) playground.  As we all know, the playground has not received any significant investment for many years and it no longer meets the needs of the growing number of children that attend the school.

Our Playground Appeal was launched on 18th of April and aims to raise money to transform the playground into a safe, stimulating and fun multi-functional play area for our pupils and the wider community.

We’ve worked with pupils to choose the right adventure trail obstacles, discuss ideas and get the design right. We’re now launching an appeal to help us make this dream a reality.

How can you help?

  1. Buy raffle tickets for our summer raffle draw on 9th June (over 30 amazing prizes to be won including a weekend at a 6-person cottage in Findhorn, a free family membership at Albury Sports Centre, specialist facials, teeth whitening, restaurant vouchers, Kippie Lodge prizes and more … – only £1 per ticket)
  2. Support our cause by donating directly to the playground appeal at JustGiving
  3. Help your children do well at the “seed capital” challenge that runs from 19th April to 19th May.
  4. Let us know if you know of any companies, trusts, local businesses that might be able to support financially.

We are so excited about this new playground and what it will offer to our kids but we need your help to make this dream a reality…