St Paul's Community Primary School & Nursery
by Community Inclusive Trust
raised by 0 donations
of £10,575.00 Target Goal
£10,575.00 Target Goal
St Paul's Community Primary School is based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Our project is aimed at supporting the emotional needs of the growing number of vulnerable, disadvantaged and “looked after children” (LAC) in our community, as well as supporting them during Covid-19 and post the pandemic. Finding it difficult to understand what is happening around them, these children are suffering increased anxiety and behavioural difficulties linked to this. The staff are also concerned for pupils currently at home in isolation, and how they will cope with the return to school later in the year. By providing a multi-use hub for children and their support network to work together in a safe, non-threatening space will enable emotions/reactions to be explored in a safe and controlled way. We aim to create a natural looking unit with additional outdoor seating, located in a woodland area within our grounds. The ‘Safe Haven’ will also provide a space for vulnerable children to work with families to be counselled and supported in and outside of school and to have fun, learn, interact and enjoy weekend sleepovers in a safe secure space within the school grounds. This also removes the “stigma” some parents historically have about schools especially if they had negatives experiences themselves. With 29% of our children with special needs, a rich and diverse cultural mix and a number of LAC children in the area, we know as education professionals the vital role that access to dynamic play activities has in young people’s emotional, physical and social development. Any support is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU.
Community Inclusive Trust
Vulnerable Children's Safe Haven