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- Vote for Balgowan's Forest School from 31 October - 13 November at your local Tesco store -
Balgowan School in Beckenham has been nominated to receive valuable funding to create an exciting and interactive forest school as part of the new Tesco/Groundwork - Bags of Help community initiative.*
The school has won a successful bid and will be one of the first community organisations to receive a grant to help create the new forest school on the site of the Balgowan school field on Westbury Road in Beckenham.**
This fantastic opportunity will mean that the children at Balgowan will have regular access to outside learning and play, away from the main school site. The forest school will also be opened up to other local community organisations who will also benefit from this exciting outdoor resource in the future.
In order for Balgowan to receive the full award of £12,000 they will need the support of the local community who will be given the chance to vote for the Balgowan forest school project at selected Tesco stores between 31 October - 13 November.***
Participating stores include:
Beckenham Express – 408 – 424 Croydon Road, Beckenham
Elmers End - Superstore - Croydon Road
Bromley Superstore - Homesdale Road
Bromley Express - Plaistow Lane
Bromley Express - Westmoreland Rd
Bromley Express - 3-5 High St Bromley
Penge Express – High Street Penge
Penge Express – 162 – 179 Croydon Road, Penge
Crystal Palace – Express – Anerley Rd
Orpington Extra - Augustus Lane
Sidcup Superstore - Edgington Way
St Pauls Cray Express - Sevenoaks Way
Headteacher at Balgowan, Maria Veysey said: "We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to develop an inspiring and creative outdoor space that will benefit the children, staff and the local community."
Balgowan Primary School is based on Balgowan Road in Beckenham and has been established in the local community since 1920. It is a three-form entry school with 674 boys and girls in attendance.
*More about the Bags of Help initiative:
** The field on Westbury Road will still primarily be used for the children’s sporting activities, as well as housing the new forest school.
*** How to vote for the Balgowan forest school in store:
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