Throughout this year, we have been working with our Therapists, Students and Autism Wessex Staff to redesign the Inner Quad Playground used by our students at Portfield School.
The current playground is no longer fit for purpose and is severely rundown. It was built with the school 19 years ago, back in 2001, and has not been updated since.
We need your help to raise £20,000 to transform the playground for our children!
Children with autism benefit from being outdoors and from creative and sensory play. We want to build a space which will encourage educational learning through play, whilst supporting the sensory requirements of our students.
Here is our vision:
We have raised enough money to complete the safety flooring, however, we need to raise £20,000 for the main focal point of our playground – the equipment!
To support this appeal, our staff will be hosting a fundraising week at Portfield School from Monday 20th – Friday 24th July.
To finish the week, staff from across Autism Wessex will come together to take part in a 24-hour sponsored relay walk at Portfield School! From midday Saturday 25th, until midday Sunday 26th staff will be walking around the site to try and raise as much money as possible for this fantastic project.