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60 second interview with engage with your community award winner Anne Nightingale

Posted in: Wellbeing Last updated: 31 Jan 2014

Customer Anne Nightingale applied for our engage with your community awards and has successfully won up to £5000 for Horwich Primary School outdoor classroom. Anne wants to create an outdoor learning zone for pupils of the school.

We asked Anne some quick fire questions around the community centre and how the funding will help.

1. Why did you apply for the engage with your community awards?

We want to create an outdoor learning area for pupils, to enhance their learning by taking lessons outside but also reduce the pressure on the much in demand classroom areas. We have land on which to do this but it needs a lot of work so it’s fit for purpose and fundraising has only gone so far. I applied to engage with your community in order to provide the project with a much needed boost.

2. How would you sum the project up in a sentence?

Create a space to enhance pupils’ learning as well as providing a resource for the whole community.

3. What will the money be spent on?

The money will be spent on a range of things including a security fence, storage container and work to ensure the area is up to standard and safe for pupils.

4. What’s your involvement in the cause?

I am a parent- governor at the school, as well as being chair of the parent teacher association.

5. How long have you been involved with the cause?

I’ve been involved with the school for about four years now.

6. Any highlights from working with the cause?

I’ve really enjoyed being involved as a governor and member of the PTA, it’s made me feel more involved in the community and gives me a real sense of achievement.

7. What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone who’s applying for community funding?

Do it, funding from this initiative will be invaluable for us and I am sure that it would be for many other projects. Fundraising can only go so far but a substantial amount such as this is a massive boost.

8. Are you looking for any volunteers? If so, how could they help you?

We are lucky enough to have a lot of volunteers at the moment who are heavily involved in the project but as we open it up to the wider community we may need more.

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