Help Colnbrook School improve their playground with Watford Observer Tokens

A school for children with special needs will use the money they get from a grant for new playground equipment – ​​how much they get is up to you.

Colnbrook School are one of ten groups in the South East who have been shortlisted to receive a £16,000 share from the Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of parent company Watford Observer. But it’s up to readers to decide how that money is allocated.

Located in Hayling Road, Watford, Colnbrook is a special school for children aged four to 11, with learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders and speech and language difficulties.

Watford Observer: Help give these kids 'the best'.Help give these children “the best”. (Image: Colnbrook School)

The school was built in the late 1940s, and the current high school play areas were installed in the 1990s. These facilities are now very tired, with some components breaking due to wear or weather.

The school is delighted to have been part of the final ten in the region for the Cash for Charities campaign. He raises funds to upgrade the high school playground to ensure that the equipment within it provides the range and breadth that children need.

Students have a range of needs at Colnbrook ranging from severe to more moderate learning difficulties. Other children have physical difficulties and the school wants to ensure that the playground is inclusive and that they can access it alongside their peers.

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Director Caroline Aplin said: “In the current climate, we are delighted to have the opportunity to raise funds to fund our project. Children deserve the very best to ensure they are supported in both physical wellbeing and in all social and emotional wellbeing learning areas of the program.

“We have exciting plans and hope that with the funding we can move forward with our development.”

To help Colnbrook update their playground, mark your choice on the form on page 24 of this week’s diary, which can then be taken to collection points in our area or posted.

Each token collected will then be used to allocate money to the designated charity. So if your favorite charity collects 50% of all collected tokens, they will receive 50% of the £16,000.

Tokens should be sent to Readers’ Choice, Echo House, Howards Chase, Basildon, Essex SS14 3BE. They can also be dropped off at the collection points of charities, which then forward them.

Harold B. McConnell