Sheddingdean School Playing Field Project   

Presentation of cheque for 10,000 to Sheddingdean School for Playing Field Project 

(Picture courtesy of Mid Sussex Times)

 A Playing Field at Last - double celebration!

Sheddingdean School in Petworth Drive have had a double reason to celebrate. Planning permission was granted for the piece of land next door to the school to be changed into a playing field. The primary school which started out in life as just an infant school has never had a playing field, unlike all the other Burgess Hill schools. This has meant that the school had to use Sidney West field for sports days and Leylands Park for football practice.

The second reason for celebration was a very generous donation by Burgess Hill District Lions towards the installation of an all-weather pitch which will be available for community use. The school have had a fundraising year and Richard Benton, Head Teacher, said "This recent donation of 10,000 by the Lions is fantastic, we are so grateful to this local organisation who works tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds for community projects."

The choir at school will be singing carols later in the term at the South Downs Garden Centre in Hassocks, to raise even more funds for their school playing field project. The school still has to raise another 27,000 to achieve completion of the project which is planned in two stages. The first phase will hopefully begin this term with some landscaping and erection of fencing to make the site secure.

If any other firm or organisation can help, could they please contact Mr Richard Benton, Head Teacher or Mrs Linda Kumm, Business Manager at the school?