A Stockton primary school is calling for families, friends and the local community to get behind
their vision for a new sensory play trail in the school grounds, so that new pupils with visual
and hearing impairments can enjoy playtime as much as their friends.
Following the opening of a unit this September for visually and/or hearing impaired pupils,
Preston Primary School in Eaglescliffe is asking for supporters to vote for their proposed
playground scheme in the Aviva Community Fund programme. If funding is awarded, the new
outdoor area will provide a safe and inclusive place for all children to play together, regardless
of their ability.
“At Preston we welcome all children and celebrate our diversity” explains headteacher Sue
She continues, “With the opening of the new unit, we need to provide a stimulating and
creative outdoor environment where children with a sight or hearing impairment can play
safely with their peers.”
Despite the school’s considerable fundraising efforts over the past two years, there still isn’t
sufficient funding to pay for the proposed new scheme. It is hoped that, with enough votes
from community, the Aviva grant will be awarded to make the vision become a much-needed
To show your support for the scheme, visit:
Voting closes on Tuesday 21 st November 2017.
For further information, please contact Fran Brown, administrator, on 01642 784735.