School’s vision for playtime inclusivity needs your votes!

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: 4696

Voting closes on Tuesday 21 st November 2017.

For further information, please contact Fran Brown, administrator, on 01642 784735.

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“A lovely school with a good atmosphere for learning and having fun”
We are so proud of the progress our son has made in Year 1.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who have helped my daughter this year.
Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a Year 4 student.
It’s nice to have an informative school report that concentrates on the positives of my child’s learning.
Keep up the good work, without confidence it’s hard for a child to grow.
You were both very understanding and I really do appreciate this. Thank you so much.
You all do fantastic jobs and I appreciate this.
Not only has he progressed academically, he has also gained more confidence and I would like to thank Mr Clift for playing an instrumental part in this.
Many thanks to all the staff at Preston, it is you who make us parents feel our children are happy and safe.
She has really enjoyed Year 3. We are really pleased with the progress she has made in many subjects – especially in maths.
I just wanted to say “well done” for this year’s year 6 sats results! They were amazing and I know that it would have taken sheer hard work from the children and teachers to enable your pupils to achieve with the unrealistic expectations set the Gove & Morgan camp.
Thank you for the report it was a pleasure to read and we greatly appreciate all that you done for her this year.
“Communication from the Early Years team is great”
“I would like to express my gratitude for your support regarding last week’s royal visit. Your children behaved impeccably” – Stockton Learning Officer
“My child enjoys school and is excited to tell us about her day. A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work”
“Many thanks for the schools hard work, it is very much appreciated”
“Your school has a lovely atmosphere and a real ‘family’ feel”
“Thank you for your continued help and support”
“Keep up the hard work”
“I hope the ‘Be the best week’ goes well, you have a lovely school” – Chris Cook – Olympic Swimmer
“The arrival of a new head teacher has been managed brilliantly”
“I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to you and everyone at Preston Primary personally. It was an absolute pleasure to visit to your school”
“Really happy with Preston Primary, have recommended many friends as it is a warm, family friendly school”
“My child enjoys school and makes good progress”
“You are a very welcoming and accommodating school and there were lots of comments and praise about your fantastic environment” – EY LA consultant
“We love this school, my boys are very happy here and all of the staff work hard and really care for the children”
“I have visited four times in total and every time I have been made very welcome by all the staff and pupils”
“Thank you for all of the hard work”
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