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Playscape News – June 2019 Newsletter

SHELFORD FUN RUN – REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The fabulous Shelford Fun Run is returning on Sunday 15th September in aid of Great Shelford Playscape. This is a wonderful chance to run (or walk!) through the beautiful Shelford Villages on closed roads. With chip timing and a staggered start this year (over 11s first, fun runners…

Playscape News – May 2019 Newsletter

Playscape: Shelter Competition Winner(s)! We are delighted to announce the winning design of the Shelter Competition. There were so many good ideas that in the end we decided to combine three entries. So congratulations to our joint winners: Elliot Morrison (5 years old) & Anja Evans (a local mum), who both had the idea to…

Playscape News – April 2018 Newsletter

Breaking Ground for Playscape Satisfying progress was made for the Playscape project last month when the PC got the crucial Feast Services underway. This great step forward was, however, rather dampened by the discovery of extensive asbestos in the ground and the accompanying costs of dealing with it. You can read more fully about the…

Playscape News – February 2019 Newsletter

Playscape: FAQs Want to know what the team’s currently doing or what we mean by “inclusive”? Or how about what we think it’s all going to cost? Thought you might… Well we’ve put together a new FAQs page to keep you informed and in the know. Have a read and let us know what you…

Playscape News – January 2019 Newsletter

Playscape: Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support in 2018. It was great to see so many of you at the Lights Switch on too, although we will definitely be buying A LOT more wine next year – sorry to those at the back of the queue when we sold out! Wonderfully…

Playscape News – December 2018 Newsletter

Shelter Design Competition This Shelter is not the prettiest and until some new wooden seats were installed, it wasn’t very comfortable either! However, we think we can give it a new lease of life: Nestled next to the future basketball & football practice area, with some quirky new companions (the old horse and roundabout will…

Playscape News – November 2018 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run raises another £5000 for Playscape! We were delighted that Day Accountants agreed to sponsor chip timing for the Fun Run this year. It was, however, touch and go on the day whether we’d get the chips as they went to Shelford… Nottingham! Fortunately the roads were clear and the participants very understanding….

Playscape News – October 2018 Newsletter

National News: Children’s access to parkland affects their spacial working memory The Times quoted Eirini Flouri, of University College London: “Our findings suggest a positive role of green space in cognitive functioning. Spatial working memory is an important cognitive ability that is strongly related with academic achievement in children, particularly mathematics performance,” The New York…

Playscape News – August 2018 Newsletter

Playscape – A Community Effort We were doubly blessed by the American visitors to the Free Church last month. They raised £81 for Playscape with a car wash and then helped us to weed and water the three new trees in the meadow and the new hedge. Not a mean feat considering the distance to…

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