Since the original installation in 2008, the Astro Turf has become an essential part of life at school and used in a wide variety of ways enabling the children to access a safe outside space all year round.
The Astro Turf surface has had a huge benefit in the school’s ability to teach PE all year round and, since the installation of the original astroturf surface, sport at Whitchurch Primary has grown beyond all expectations with the school winning 240 inter-school sports tournaments across 14 different sports including 29 county titles.
Hundreds of individual Whitchurch pupils over 13 years have benefited from using the Astro Turf during PE lessons and for after school clubs and playtimes. Whether for football, netball, cricket, tennis, rugby, athletics or fitness, the artificial surface has become a vital part of the school’s PE facilities.
The surface was originally expected to last 10 years and the fact that we have extended its life by a further 3 years is testament to good husbandry. However, it is now showing significant signs of wear, which is having an impact on both its performance and the cost of maintenance.
The Astro Turf is a hugely valuable commodity to the school and used in lots of different ways and we are looking for help to fund the new turf at a time when school funds are struggling. In addition, the hope is that the school can create a plaque displayed alongside the turf detailing the names of donors as a thank you for helping our school community! Your donations will make a huge difference to the school, thank you! Please consider buying a part of our turf - if 880 people donated £40 for 1m² that would cover the cost of the 880m² in no time! But any donation, large or small, will be a huge help!
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
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