Redevelopments and refurbishments
Information about the latest refurbishments and redevelopments of our learning spaces in school.
Ove the last six months, we have been working hard to reimagine and redevelop our library space. We are incredibly to lucky to have a library in school which is well-stocked with a range of fiction and non-fiction books. With the help of a dedicated group of parent volunteers, and funds raised by Friends of The Winns, we have begun to transform our library space into an engaging area that the children want to be in, moving away from the previous ‘classroom feel’. So far, we have redecorated, added comfy seating, and created a large area for whole classes to sit in to listen to stories being read by an adult.
One section of the library has been dedicated to the memory of our former pupil, Oscar Nichols, who loved spending time reading in the library, often one of his Roald Dahl titles, The BFG. As a further tribute to him, we even have a near life-sized model BFG in ‘Oscar’s Space’.
The project is not yet finished, so watch this space for further developments!
We are very lucky at The Winns to have such a dedicated parent volunteer team, Friends of The Winns. Over recent years, FOTW have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the school, which has directly benefited our children through improvements to the learning spaces, including the library and the Early Years playground. In the coming years, we have plans to continue raising money to help improve our ‘big’ playground, by installing more shady features like trees, and also to improve our Design and Technology facilities by installing a space for the children to take part in cookery lessons. For more information about FOTW, please visit their page on the website.
Early Years Playground
We are delighted with our new Early Years playground, as are the children that have been using it over the last 10 months. Over the Summer holidays last year, we transformed this playground into an exciting space for our children in Early Years. Although the space will be used primarily by children in Early Years, we will also ensure children in Y1 are able to use the space at lunchtime and will also use the space to enhance the provision for children who attend tea-time club.
Water play and a lazy river, climbing adventures, green natural spaces, mud kitchens and secret nooks to hide away – we love to see the children enjoying this incredible space!
Our playground was designed and created by a company called Made From Scratch. Check them out at Made From Scratch
We would like to say a huge thank you to Friends of the Winns and to all our parents who have supported our fundraising efforts to make this project possible. Without your contribution to the project, we wouldn’t have been able to make this happen. It is a great example of what can be achieved when we have a great community behind us.