Current Appeals

Collingwood Vocational Hub

We are raising funds to rent a local unit/workshop where the pupils and students of Collingwood School would be able to learn valuable enterprise, employability and vocational skills. We would provide training in bike maintenance, vehicle repairs and interior decorating.
We could use the unit to sell produce created by the pupils and students and offer the opportunity to “rent a shelf” where other local schools and businesses would be able to showcase their produce.

Astro Turf Football Pitch

Every winter the playing field at Collingwood School and Media Arts College gets waterlogged meaning that the pupils are no longer able to play. We approached Sports England to support a Multi Use Games Area. However, this is not possible. We are therefore being creative and replacing the waterlogged field with drained Astro Turf. This approach should mean that pupils can play football and other sports all year round. Astro turf can cost between £20,000 and £150,000 depending on the size. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Collingwood Connect Mobile Classroom

Support us to provide education in the community for those pupils that cannot attend school physically. We are currently renting a welfare van which is used by Collingwood’s community teachers. You can help fund the running costs of the van particularly fuel or rental costs. 

Supporting Clark's Bog

We are working closely with Clark’s bog to develop an educational and wildlife haven. So far we have managed to raise enough funds to refurbish the visitors centre and dig a new pond on the reserve. We are looking for additional funds to build lookout hides, seating and provide equipment for wildlife watching.

New Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at Collingwood School was built in 2004. As a modular building it is starting to show its age. We are fundraising to replace it with a new cabin pool. Swimming is a very important part of the curriculum offer at Collingwood School and pupils really enjoy their time in the pool. A replacement facility is in the region of £400,000

Get Collingwood Cycling

We are raising funds to purchase new bikes for the pupils at Collingwood School. The current bikes desperately need refreshing and the ultimate aim is to increase cycling proficiency so that the pupils and their parents will be able to participate in a cycling expedition in Holland.