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Harrogate school's playground refurb gets £5,500 boost

Harrogate school's playground refurb gets £5,500 boost

Published at 10:10am 8th May 2019.

A Harrogate special needs school has been given a helping hand as it transforms its outside play area. 

  • Springwater School is currently refurbishing its play area
  • It's received a £5,500 donation of plants 
  • The school provides education to children between the ages of 2-19 years that have a range of complex life-limiting and learning limited conditions

Bettys & Taylors Group and commercial nursery Johnsons of Whixley have teamed up to provide over £5,500 worth of plants to Springwater School. 

The Harrogate based day school provides education to children between the ages of 2-19 years that have a range of complex life-limiting and learning limited conditions.

The school is currently refurbishing its playground, following a huge fundraising drive. 

The ‘big build project’ was launched by Children’s charity Variety on the back of their visit to the school in 2017 when Yorkshire Regional Development Director of Variety, Charlotte Farrington recognised how restrictive the school was for the children.

1,430 plants have been provided and donated for the school's new interactive and sensory stimulating playground that will allow children with disabilities to safely play alongside their friends.

Springwater School Grounds


Springwater School Grounds


This is the second phase of the big build project. Phase three will see a sunken trampoline being built. 

Samantha Gibson from Bettys & Taylors Group, said:

"As a business we have a long history of working with Springwater School over the last two decades. With this background we were delighted to be able to be part of this project through our Trees for Life initiative in revitalising their sensory garden."

Managing Director Graham Richardson from Johnsons of Whixley, said:

“I can think of few projects that are as deserving as ‘Springwater’ and our business is pleased to help in a small way. Our team up with Betty’s has worked particularly well, both being local employers with 100 or approaching 100 years of operating in the locality!”

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