On your marks…primary school plans an athletic track

October 26 2018

On your marks…primary school plans an athletic track

Sports days might never be the same again for pupils at Elm Park Primary School in Winterbourne.  The school’s parents association, along with Winterbourne FC, the school’s RunTogether group and the next door Greenfield Centre are raising funds for a 400m all-weather running track and all-purpose outdoor classroom.  The facilities would be opened up to the wider community.
The school has already taken steps to encourage healthy lifestyles with a running group for  ‘school gate mums’.  Key stage 2 children also have started the ‘Daily Mile’ initiative.
Toria Wrangham, the Chair of Elm Park PTFA said: “The project will provide facilities for not only children at the school, but for children and adults in the wider community, which is why it has ignited a sense of community spirit and passion for social inclusion - capturing the essence of the Winterbourne community.”
“Originally intended as somewhere for children to put their bags out of the elements, it has evolved into an area for team training, outdoor learning and environmental groups and clubs. It will be installed with disabled access to accommodate those that previously have not been able to access the fields at school events.”
An application has been made to the Aviva Community Fund, and local people can support the application by voting on the Aviva website: avivacommunityfund.co.uk  The School has also started a crowd funding page to raise funds.