Talbot Village Trust donates £10,000 to Winton Primary School

3rd Jul 2022

Talbot Village Trust, a local grant giving charity that supports worthy causes in south east Dorset, has donated £10,000 to develop the outside provision for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) children at Winton Primary School.

The donation supported the creation of an ‘Active Zone’ including a large climber, net traverse, stepping logs and a wobbly bridge, that gives children the opportunity to enjoy outdoor play equipment while promoting positive health and wellbeing. The work also included resurfacing and re-levelling a section of the outdoor area for children in Reception to allow further space for additional equipment and resources to teach the EYFS curriculum.

Laura Nightingale, Assistant Headteacher at Winton Primary School, said: “We want to thank the Talbot Village Trust for the £10,000 donation for our EYFS outside project. We needed to extend our outside area and introduce a range of equipment which would stand the test of time and ensure all children could access the outside provision in all seasons and weather conditions. Thanks to the Trust, we have been able to create more space by resurfacing a previously unusable area and installing a variety of high-quality equipment.”

Winton Primary School is a four-form entry school with 120 children per year group from Reception to Year 6.

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, Chairman of Talbot Village Trust, added: “It is incredibly important to the Trust that we continue to support projects which encourage positive health and wellbeing. We’re thrilled that our donation to Winton Primary has aided the school’s efforts to engage the children in fun and educational outdoor play activities that can be enjoyed for many years to come. Providing a positive learning experience from an early age is crucial and we look forward to hearing more about how this addition has impacted the school.”

To apply for funding from the Talbot Village Trust, visit www.talbotvillagetrust.org to submit an online application by July 31. Following the application deadline, the trustees will meet to review applications in the autumn of 2022.