Grant for Shady Relief in Pensford School Playground

The Pensford, Publow and The Stantons Community Trust, usually referred to as The PPSCT, has had a busy year supporting community projects.

The latest project has seen a collaboration between Pensford School Eco Team, School Council, Friends of Pensford PTA , Chelwood Community Fund providing a grant of £3437 together with a grant of £2000 from The PPSCT to deliver the installation of 2 triangular breathable UV protection sail shades.  These will provide shade, shelter and a safe space to play and talk for the young children away from the heat of the midday sun. Fortunately, the installation was complete in time to allow for shade during a very sunny June.

Additionally, there has been emphasis on the introduction of cleaner air and improving the appeal of the playground by planting greenery into the play area. The scheme included 3 kiln dried larch tree planters with seats plus a free standing dried larch planter for wall climbers. Three trees, donated by a parent, have been a welcome addition. 

Andrew Hillman, Chair of The PPSCT said, “we are delighted to be part of this Pensford School collaborative group to improve play facilities at this successful school. Schools are at the heart of our communities and we are extremely lucky villages to have well supported and thriving facilities for our young people across The PPSCT area which also includes Stanton Drew School who will also be investing in their playground over the next month or so.”

Andrew continued, “I would also like to thank the members of the Community Trust 100 Club, each paying £20 per month, and raising nearly £12K per annum for The PPSCT to distribute as grants. Without these members investment as seen at Pensford School would simply not happen. We are always looking for new members and if anyone would like to join please sent a text message to 07989977992 and start the membership ball rolling. The 100 Club members have a lot of fun, meeting monthly for a draw of three prizes totalling £600 and a bumper Christmas Draw in excess of £3.5K.“