The Playground Partnerships Awards is a programme of Kids First Trust, a national children’s charity.
Through the Playground Partnerships Awards primary school pupils in the UK are invited to redesign their school playground whilst developing core skills and competencies that we believe helps them to grow into responsible adults.
Children are asked to produce a portfolio of design for their school playground with a chance to win up to £10,000 to have their playground dreams made real.
Here are some quick facts:
The Playground Partnerships Awards were first piloted in 2002. Since then the programme has been rolled out throughout the United Kingdom.
How many schools have participated?
During the last 8 years up to 75% of all Primary and Special schools in the UK have engaged with Playground Partnerships Awards programme.
What is the educational value of participating in the scheme?
Our most recent evaluation, covering the 2009-2010 Awards showed that there was an educational uplift of up to 80% in Literacy and Numeracy through participating in the scheme. A full Evaluation Report will soon be available to download from this website.
How much money have Playground Partnerships granted during this time?
We have granted £2.1 million pounds during this time.
How many children have been involved in the scheme?
42,000 children – that’s a lot of children!