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Focus this year is on provision of an all weather Trim Trail for the children to use. This will be paid for by the PSFA who have been fundraising for over 12 months. They have worked tremendously hard putting together a variety of fund raising events. Also the school has received donations of money too to go towards their efforts. A big thank you to the PSFA for their hard work, dedication and committment.

It is hoped that the Trim Trail will be in place by the end of May 2019.

School Grounds Developments 2016/2017



Well here it is. . .

The story of how the downstairs classrooms and playground have been transformed.

It began with “The rooms downstairs could do with painting.” and “Let’s paint the railings!”

It sounded like a good idea and so I asked Matt Short who is Head of Activities, Communications and Events at the Huddersfield University Students Union if they could help out. Matt and his team of staff last year did the Slaithwaite subway! Yes they could help us, so Wednesday 26th July was pencilled into the diary for the work to be done. Unfortunately the weather was horrendous and so work outside couldn’t be done so they set too and did our now BLUE, GREEN and PINK rooms. They all worked hard from 9.30 till 4.30 stopping for a well earned lunch break midway.

With regard to the outdoors, I took on the role of organizing and supervising all of the work necessary. I was weather watcher, messenger to everyone about what days work would be done in school and whether or not they could help out. Cheryll Cooper put out requests too on the PSFA facebook page.  Did we enjoy it? YES we did, it was fun and rewarding work.

How much has it cost Nields School?

Well, due to the generosity of companies and people alike giving donations of materials and time, all we have spent is £224.

Importantly the number of voluntary hours spent on this project has been 260 ½ up to and including 4th September! Total cost £0.


Stephanie Lawton

On behalf of Nields School I would just like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed in any way.


This is a list of all the things that individuals and companies kindly donated to school for the work to be done:

Hand towels

Paint brushes

Cleaning cloths

Cleaning stuff for brushes



Masking tape

Blackboard Paint

Emulsion Paint for classrooms

Emulsion Paint

Gloss Paint

Metal Paint


Paint Rollers + Trays

Wood stain


Stain block

Dust sheets


Special thanks to: Phil Wootton, Aldi, Wilko, Slaithwaite Hardware Company, The Motorist Discount Shop and Colne Valley Garden Centre.


The slide show below is just a snapshot of some of the work done,there is also a book in school which documents and shows what has been done if you would like to look at it please ask at the Office.

Here are the Huddersfield University Student Union team:

click on this link to see Tom Bowdens (Community Officer for Huddersfield S.U.) blog:


The painting materials were all donated to us by Phil Wootton and Wilko.

The rooms now look amazing, thank you everyone involved.

School Grounds Developments 2015/2016

Thanks to the hard work of a group of parents, a lot of work has been done on our school grounds. An area of raised beds have been made and the children have planted fruit and vegetables which they later harvested and ate.

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