Harrogate primary school launches urgent appeal for new playground equipment

Willow Tree Primary School is calling on local businesses to help support their playground equipment appeal following the condemnation of their previous equipment.

By Lucy Chappell
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 2:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 2:48 pm

Plans include a new trim trail, learning lodges, an outdoor classroom and a range of exciting new play equipment, all designed to make the grounds a more vibrant and dynamic place to play.

Willow Tree Primary School are lucky enough to have an expansive outdoor space for the children to enjoy but it is hugely under-utilised at the moment due to the lack of equipment.

In a sponsorship scheme devised by the Parent Teacher Friends Association (PTFA), they are offering local businesses access to tiered packages starting at just £250.

Willow Tree Primary School is reaching out to local businesses to support their urgent appeal for new playground equipment

The scheme offers companies exposure across a number of different marketing initiatives and most importantly, enables them to give something back to the local community and make a real different to the everyday lives of Harrogate children.

The corporate sponsorship scheme is just one of the many initiatives the PTFA have developed to help raise the £49,000 required to fund the project, with a whole host of events and activities involving parents, carers and of course the children planned over the coming months.

However, as a school serving a community which encompasses a wide range of social and economic backgrounds they really need the support of local businesses to provide for corporate sponsorship to help reach their challenging target.

Rachel Smart, Chair of the Parent Teacher Friends Association, said: “After nearly two years of bubbles, isolation, no shared assemblies and limited opportunities to get together within the school building, the playground has been an important place for the children to simply be themselves and have fun with their friends in the fresh air.

"The new playground equipment will offer a safe, fun, multi-functional play area for all our pupils to enjoy.”

If you would like to get involved and support Willow Tree Primary School, get in touch with the PTFA by emailing [email protected]