play to learn fund

We are thrilled that so many of you chose to support this project by raising £50,000 to date. Thank you!

We are so close to being able to start work on the climbing frame re-turf project by Christmas! Please do consider giving whatever you can to bring this first phase into reality for our youngest pupils

FOLLOWING A GENEROUS BEQUEST FROM AN OLD CASTERTONIAN, AND A DONATION FROM A CURRENT PREP SCHOOL FAMILY, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US IN RAISING £60,000 TO TRANSFORM THE OUTDOOR SPACES INTO PRACTICAL, CHALLENGING AND YEAR-ROUND FACILITIES FOR OUR PUPILS.

For our youngest Sedberghians at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School, the ability to run, play, jump and skip all year round is fundamental to developing a love of learning that will last a  lifetime.

The campus was built largely for the benefit of older girls in a different era and school. Teaching and learning at Sedbergh are tied to our landscape and the outdoors. This is the thread of gold that ties us together but it needs improvement.

The facilities we have are small, unsuitable for much of the year, and do not do justice to the outdoor education we want to provide our pupils on the start their Sedbergh journey.

As we approach the 200th anniversary of Casterton School's foundation and the 10th anniversary of its merger with Sedbergh School in 2023, we will be sharing exciting future developments which begin with the outdoor learning experiences in this appeal.

With your help, we can provide:

ALL WEATHER PLAY AREA ADJOINING THE CLIMBING APPARATUS
Enabling a higher number of pupils to be outside at one time, providing a safer surface for our very youngest pupils and crucially, open up this structure all-year.

REVITALISED NETBALL COURTS
This will allow 750sqm of fit-for-purpose outdoor play areas which can be used for a multitude of sports and activities beyond the curriculum.

THE SEDBERGH MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
A completely new and challenging facility for all Sedberghians. This broadens our range of activities on offer to include an increasingly popular outdoor pursuit.

The benefits of a full outdoor curriculum with opportunities for play and learning have a demonstrable impact on the academic and creative potential of all children. We must invest in our facilities at the Prep School if our pupils are to achieve their potential as they grow and move up to Sedbergh School.

Please consider joining us in support of this exciting project.

Will Newman, Headmaster

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