Lions Donation

24th April 2024

The Lions Club of The Deepings has donated £500 towards Linchfield’s playground fundraiser.

The school originally opened in 1980 and since that time there have been changes and improvements over the years. The playground areas have been much loved over that time by so many pupils and unfortunately, the wear and tear has taken its toll with old playground markings being no longer visible. An injection of fun is therefore required to re-engage the children once more.

The playground plays host to many of the development’s children need to become positive contributing members of their community including social, emotional and cognitive development, and physical and mental well-being.

The staff at the school have worked with the children through class discussions, to come up with ideas and they have agreed on four new markings that will provide them with interactive opportunities to encourage physical activity, creativity, teamwork and communication.

Katie Brockington, Headteacher, said:

“We are very thankful to The Lions Club of The Deepings for their kind donation to the school. Play is as important to a child’s development as their classroom lessons. With children playing outdoors less and less outside of school, it is more important than ever that we provide an exciting space for them to play. To complete our playground project, we need to raise £3,500 in total and this £500 donation from has kicked our efforts off nicely!”

Tony Plunkett, Secretary to The Lions Club of The Deepings, commented:

“The Deepings Lions Club is always happy to help as much as we can with projects aimed at improving play and sports facilities for local children. On our tour of Linchfield school today, Mike and I were very impressed with how much the children were attentive and involved with their lessons; they deserve to get the most out of their play times too.”

If anyone would like to support Linchfield’s Playground Fundraiser, please visit their fundraising page here:

[Pictured with pupils from Linchfield Academy: Lions members Mike Drinkall and Tony Plunkett, with the school’s Headteacher Katie Brockington.]