Since it's inception, the GPCT has worked with a professional fundraiser and other Charities to secure funding for a number of large projects some of which you can find out about below.
2020 Adventure Park
The 'Outside space' projects was a threefold venture. This element followed detailed discussion with school staff and the tendering process GPCT entered into a contract with Pentagon Play to provide and install Trim Trail equipment which would be suitable for all the pupils and students who attend the school. The installation began just before Lockdown but continued in line with the schedule. The installation was interrupted by the discovery of a very large air raid shelter during the preparation of the site which required a rapid redesign and extra work to make the area safe. The installation was of very high quality and the timing was perfect as the school was open during Lockdown for the children of key workers and those who were deemed particularly vulnerable. These children spent many hours playing on the new equipment, and it was a great success as shown in the photographs below.
2019 Clever Touch Boards
There was an urgent need for the school to update and replace the projector based smartboard systems some of which had been in situ since 2006. Their function as a classroom based learning tool was diminishing as they became less and less accessible for pupils.
The new boards will provide state of the art collaborative learning spaces, and brings the school up to date with the increasing need to utilise and exploit technology in the classroom. The Clevertouch boards allow pupils and staff to embrace immersive learning in the special school classroom.
2018 SOFT PLAY AREA DEVELOPED
During the year the School launched a major fundraising exercise with Rutherford Fundraising Consultancy to finance the re-design and refurbishment of the soft play and sand and water area on the primary site. This area has been in desperate need of repair as well as re-designation of the two spaces previously used for water and sand play. The changing needs of the school population highlighted a growing need for a larger area which would enable safe play and exploration.