We are delighted to grant Warren Dell Primary School (Watford) an award to help fund an activities day at Lee Valley Park. Their KS1 children will enjoy a Pedal Up activity and KS2 pupils will be kayaking, led and equipped by Lee Valley Park specialists. They will be tying the activities in with their whole-school, cross-curricular learning on the Olympics. Staff and Year 6 pupils worked extremely hard to organise a Christmas Fair which raised the additional money needed to fund the day (on top of our award) and so we were delighted to be able to send them our first cheque of 2020.
As Headteacher, Jenny Morley explained:
Serving a community with high levels of deprivation we are acutely aware that many of our children are only able to access opportunities to take part in a wide range of sporting activities through school.
The award will allow an experience of unique activities in a venue that most children are unlikely to visit and take part in unless this is facilitated by school. We want these children to experience the basic pleasure of riding a bike even if they do not own one themselves and see that there are sports such as kayaking that they could be successful in beyond the standard ones delivered in PE.