Pooles Park Primary actively fundraises through The Friends of Pooles Park – a charity set up to fund educational initiatives for our children, their families and the local community.
Building on the success of our beautiful community green space, we are keen to bring the outdoors inside. As part of this year’s Citi Global Community Day, the bank’s London employees will be volunteering at Poole’s Park Primary School over half term. 160 volunteers will be creating a ‘rainforest cafe’ in our dining hall as well as a ‘garden reading’ area in each class.
If you are unable to give your time for Community Day but would like to contribute in another way, we are aiming to raise money to allow Poole’s Park to buy some much-needed items from their Wish List! Any contribution you are able to make, large or small, would be greatly appreciated and would make a big difference at Poole’s Park Primary School. Simply click on the my donate button below.
How we will spend any money raised
Digital Cameras (£159 each)
Having a camera for each year group would mean that we could document children’s learning progress in situations where it isn’t possible for the child to evidence it. In the early years and KS1 particularly, cameras are essential in capturing children’s learning before they can formally write or draw it themselves.
Musical equipment (£165 total)
There have been many studies to show the benefits gained from learning a musical instrument, such as developing skills of perseverance, better mathematical ability and experiencing a sense of achievement. Unfortunately the socio-economic background of the majority of children in our community precludes them from being able to experience the joy of learning to play a musical instrument in the way that many more privileged communities regard as a norm. We hope that with the money raised all children will have the chance learn to play music and develop a lifelong love of it.
iPads £339 each
iPads can be used across the curriculum and help to develop Literacy and Numeracy skills for all age groups. Children who do not have access to laptops or online devices at home would be able to complete their mathletics homework in school and also accelerated readers could use them daily to develop reading comprehension skills. iPads provide a fun way of learning for all age groups across every subject area, whilst developing vital computing skills.