Ruth Cadbury along with rugby player Tom May (England, Newcastle Falcons, Toulon, Northampton, London Welsh) open our new trim trail this afternoon, 3rd March 2017.
We’re one of the smallest primary schools in Hounslow and as such we're especially vulnerable to the repercussions of funding cuts taking place in schools at present. Our school ethos is to ensure our children are given enriching, rewarding opportunities to realise their potential and at a time when concerns around childhood obesity and inactivity are so high we’re especially pleased that this project to encourage our children to have fun through fitness has come to fruition thanks to the Big Lottery Fund and the RFU World Cup Legacy Fund.
The Trim Trail surrounds the school field and includes a series of physical challenge obstacles for Key Stage one and Key Stage two children including a Bouldering Wall, Giant Tyre Step, Giant Jungle Swing, Burma Bridge, Step Ups, Over&Under Hurdles, Chicane Poles and Leap Frog posts. The school's role play area also has a new safe duralawn surface, the total cost of works was £17,200 (inc VAT). It has been funded by grants from The Big Lottery Fund and The RFU World Cup Legacy Fund.
The equipment is for use by children in the school and for those using the adjacent children's centre and SunnySmiles wraparound care service.
Our school's PE co-ordinators are incorporating it into PE lessons to help develop individual strength, stamina, endurance and teamwork and as part of our ongoing commitment to improving school sports and physical activity for all our children.
It's also used for 'free time' recreation and can be used by children from neighbouring schools on open days and school fairs.
Worple has recently been awarded a Gold Gamesmark Award (This is a national awards scheme) for its achievements in competitive school sports. We are one of only three primary schools to have achieved the award to date. We're the smallest school to have won this prestigious award and MP Ruth Cadbury wrote to congratulate us.
We strive and collaborate in order to succeed and improve
...for our commitment to competition, school sport and PE...
...for children to develop good speech, language and communication skills.
"...to improve standards, raise achievement and enrich children's educational experiences."
A high level of participation and engagement in active travel across the whole school community.
Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for their support in creating Worple’s new outdoor play equipment!
Thanks to the Rugby Football Union World Cup Legacy fund for their support in creating Worple’s new outdoor play equipment!