Woodland Play Area by Friends of Grasmere School cover photo


raised by 17 donations

of £20,000.00 Target Goal


The Story

After feedback from the school, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on completing the garden where we recently installed an outdoor classroom. The garden is one of Grasmere’s most unique features, and the school is keen to have it look its best, and to allow the best play opportunity for the children. Outdoor play and access to nature are key to our children’s learning and wellbeing and we want to ensure that the space meets their needs and is full of greenery, but also tools to allow to play – and learn – differently. Transforming it with a fun, interactive play area would also mean adding some wow factor for prospective parents (the school needs to stay full to stay open), and open up rental opportunities, as the school hopes to rent out the space to complement its budget. We are currently costing things up to see how much we would need to raise on top of our existing funds to complete the project. In terms of priorities our wish list (agreed with the school) includes: a magnificent mud kitchen area as this is a favourite of all year groups; platforms around tree trunks and climbing elements (the old ones had to be removed as not safe anymore); a loose part play area containing bits and bobs to foster imaginative play such as den building; and also a bin, whiteboard, garden shed, and outdoor resource shed for staff to help them take their class to the garden as often as possible. The idea is not to take too much space with a giant structure, but to leave kids room to make up their own games, build things and use their imagination.

Friends of Grasmere School

FROGS is a parents/teachers organisation that organises fundraising activities and social events for families and carers of children who attend Grasmere Primary School and the local community in Stoke Newington. All parents and carers of the children who attend the school, and the staff who work at Grasmere, are automatically members of FROGS. Money raised by FROGS helps supplement a wide range of extra-curricular activities for the pupils of Grasmere such as music lessons, school and class trips, art workshops, improved cooking facilities, and dance/drama classes. Support, both financial and in kind, is also offered to help maintain and improve the school premises, garden and grounds. FROGS also helps build a sense of community by organising social events such as school discos, Winter/Summer fairs and Jumble sales. Events are always well attended and are a great way for families, carers and staff to get to know each other. https://www.friendsofgrasmere.com/ FROGS is a registered charity (Charity Number: 1053981) Address: 92 Albion Road, London N16 9PD

Woodland Play Area: Photos

Woodland Play Area by Friends of Grasmere School fundraising photo 1
Woodland Play Area by Friends of Grasmere School fundraising photo 2

Woodland Play Area: Latest Donations

"Here is £1,000 raised by Adriana and Léa with the autumn term FROGS Art Club! "

Lea donated £1,000.00+ £250.00 on 2023/11/30 at 11:16.

"Good Luck!! "

David donated £150.00+ £37.50 on 2023/11/21 at 17:15.

"bake sale dads"

A donated £12.00 on 2023/10/13 at 14:41.

Laura donated £20.00+ £5.00 on 2023/10/13 at 12:24.

"This is money donated from Hackney Outdoors CIC, raised in partnership with Grasmere parents who send their kids to Grasmere Forest School Club! "

Nina donated £100.00 on 2023/10/12 at 8:18.

Michael donated £50.00+ £12.50 on 2023/10/11 at 16:27.

Anonymous donated £20.00 on 2023/10/11 at 13:33.