At Vantage Toyota York, we have been having fun helping make a plot of disused land into a ‘dream playground’ for the children at Headlands Primary School.
This exciting project meant that pupils got the chance to actually design the playground themselves, and we helped them make it a reality. The new state of the art play area features a mud pit, castle, seating area and a special enclosure for guinea pigs.
We donated £1,750 towards the total cost of the playground project, through Toyota’s ‘Fund for a Better Tomorrow’ scheme which allows members of the community to apply for a grant from Toyota. Sales Manager, Tom Wash, and the team at Vantage Toyota York then rolled up their sleeves to help with the construction of the playground.
A total of £6,000 was needed to fund the entire project, with the remainder kindly being donated by the school’s Parent Teacher Association.
Vantage Team member, Ian Johnstone, Business Centre Manager at York, was present for the grand unveiling of the new playground and said: “We are delighted that Headlands Primary School was selected as part of Toyota’s ‘Fund for a Better Tomorrow’ grant."
“The ‘dream playground’ project is an exciting and creative way to involve the children and the play area and its fantastic features will hopefully benefit the school in the long term.”
Sarah Wright, head teacher at Headlands Primary School said:”We are extremely grateful to Vantage and the PTA for making this project possible through their generous donations.
“As well as a disused area of the school yard being regenerated and brought back to life, the children have been able to use their imaginations to design the new playground and have been thrilled to be involved in the whole process.
“The end result is a wonderful play area that helps to underline the school’s commitment encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle among our pupils.”
We were so pleased to be part of such a fun and exciting project and hope that many children get to enjoy the playground in years to come.