Project information

A Bigger Better Adventure Playground!

Donations would allow us to purchase a new improved and larger Adventure Playground which would allow greater numbers of children aged from 4-12 years old to play and exercise in a safe and exciting environment outside of school hours.

June 2018 - September 2018

Charity information: The Winchester Project

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  • Need

    Need

    In the local area we have above average levels child obesity with Camden Council reporting increasing obesity figures for 4-11 year olds in both Kilburn and Swiss Cottage where many of our children live.

    Another issue faced by many children in our local area is overcrowding at home and the lack of play facilities close to their houses. In several estates close to our building, many children do not have access to safe playing facilities outside of school hours

    Solution

    Thanks to our out-of-school setting and the relationships built, we can engage children in physical activity without risking the same alienation some children often feel during P.E. at school. The Playground is also non-competitive and made for exploring and not reaching educational objectives.

    Our Adventure Playground is also open daily from 15:30-18:00 and will give 50 children daily, many of them from local estates, the opportunity to exercise and play in a safe and stimulating environment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase the number of children engaging in daily physical activity in North Camden.

    Activities

    » Install a a new fit for purpose Adventure Playground space including climbing facilities, new flooring, slides and waterproof roofing.
    » Provide an afterschool club every day of the school year from 15:30-18:00 and all day during half term and summer holidays.

    Using our attendance database Lamplight, we will register the number of children participating in regular physical exercise at The Winch Adventure Playground.


    Aim 2

    To offer 50 children daily from our local area a safe play-space to use outside of school hours.

    Activities

    » Install a a new fit for purpose Adventure Playground space including climbing facilities, new flooring, slides and waterproof roofing.
    » Provide an afterschool club every day of the school year from 15:30-18:00 and all day during half term and summer holidays.

    Using our attendance database Lamplight, we will register the number of children participating in regular physical exercise at The Winch Afterschool Club.


    Aim 3

    To increase the resilience of children in our local area through use of the Adventure Playground.

    Activities

    » Install a a new fit for purpose Adventure Playground space including climbing facilities and flooring which reduces the impact of falls.
    » To supervise the Adventure Playground but to encourage children to explore and to keep going if they fall.

    Using case studies with parents and our modified Early Years Foundation Stage questionnaire, we will first set a baseline and then review progress every six months.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The biggest long term changes brought about by this project is that children and young people in our area will have access to an Adventure Playground for years to come. This will be demonstrated by the ongoing usage of the Adventure Playground space. Currently around 300 children and young people use the Playground every year.

    The second long term change is that children in our local community will be more resilient. This will be demonstrated by the long-term view of our impact measurement.

    Risk

    The main risk influencing the success of this project are that children do not like the finished product. In order to mitigate this risk we have involved them directly in the design process and have incorporated their ideas into the finished product.
    Another potential risk is unreliable contractors completing work to a sub-par standard. To mitigate this risk we have opted to work with an organisation which installs adventure playgrounds specifically and with whom we have a strong relationship.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors using our monthly newsletter as well as a bespoke communications package for those who donate and opt-in for regular updates. this will feature a monthly update on the Adventure Playground specifically as well as an event for donors at the completion of the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,227

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      Amount Heading Description
      £618 Flooring Drill drainage holes & fill with shingle @ 6 holes per m2
      £7,059 Flooring Prime/overlay existing Rubber Tiles with 20mm thick Black Wetpour
      £11,550 Playground King Kong Castle Pkg V Supersized Grand Slam w/ Wood Roofs
      £1,000 Roof Large Extendable Canopy for Adventure Playground

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Groundwork £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Child poverty in Camden is a persistent, ongoing problem. 36% of children continue to live below the poverty line. In the past ten years, poverty has become more entrenched: 2015 IMD and census results show decreases in economic well-being for the four most deprived local wards where many our children live. The index of multiple deprivation shows that several of the communities we work with are in the worst 10% (one in the top 2%) for income deprivation affecting children.

    Beneficiaries

    Children aged from 4-12 years old in North Camden will benefit from this project. The children who will benefit most are our many beneficiaries from local council estates on Lithos road, Rowley Way and The Chalcot's Estate. These areas score poorly on living environment and children often are growing up in cramped living conditions without safe or fit-for-purpose play areas. These children will benefit from regular access to a safe, engaging Adventure Playground.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

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    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Kim Mabutt

    Kim leads the Primary Years Programme and will ensure buy-in from children and parents.

    Lydia Scott

    Lydia Scott is our community fundraiser and will be responsible for comms and publicity during the Big Give campaign.

    Sudanshu Weerasuriya

    Sudanshu is our buildings manager and will oversee the delivery of all building works to the highest possible standard.

    Daniel Hall

    Daniel is a trusts and foundations fundraising officer and will be responsible for raising the remaining funds needed for the project.