Schools can get advice from Groundwork to improve their outdoor learning offering.

Bengeo Primary School Laing

What support is on offer?

Thanks to funding from the John Laing Charitable Trust Groundwork East is offering schools in your area help to improve your grounds and support your staff to provide sessions for pupils around growing, outdoor play, and wildlife exploration.

Your school can access a range of support from a Groundwork, including help to:

  • Identify improvements that could be made to your outdoor area / unused space
  • Prepare a design for your outside area
  • Commission Groundwork’s Practical Implementation Team to complete the works
  • Train/upskill your teachers and support staff to run outdoor sessions that meet curriculum needs
  • Run themed outdoor educational workshops with pupils
  • Fundraise successfully – tips and guides on where to access, and how to bid for, funding.

How do I apply?

Please note, support time is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis, so please do contact us as soon as possible.

If you would like to register your school for support, please complete the application form (it should take 5-10 minutes to complete and will help us to tailor the support and ensure a personalised response.)

Apply now


Schools who have previously benefitted

Woodfield School

Bengeo School

Stone Lodge Academy

Essendon School


Thanks to:

John Laing charitable trust


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