Uphall Primary School raises money to give their playground a make-over

Children enjoying the fun activities of the day

Children enjoying the fun activities of the day - Credit: Archant

Uphall Primary School students were greeted with a welcome back fayre that helped to raise money to transform their school playground.

Families raised money for the Redbridge food bank

Families raised money for the Redbridge food bank - Credit: Archant

The day took place in Uphall Road, where there were Game stalls including Hook the duck and coconut shie, as well as a Kid’s Disco led by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse visited the primary school

Mickey and Minnie Mouse visited the primary school - Credit: Archant

The Uphall Parent and Teacher Association ran the day and the chairman Lubna Hameed said: “it’s amazing what parents and teachers can achieve by working together.”

Families enjoyed a fun filled day at the local school

Families enjoyed a fun filled day at the local school - Credit: Archant

The events ran from 12pm-4pm on Sunday 28, and there were prizes like a £100.00 Exchange Ilford Gift Card and a signed photo of footballer Ryan Giggs.

The school raised £1400 for Redbridge Food Bank

The school raised £1400 for Redbridge Food Bank - Credit: Archant

The aim of the day was to raise money to give the school’s back playground a make-over and Mrs Hameed said: “We believe in providing a physically, socially and mentally enriching experience every day”.

The Exchange Macot also visited the children of the Uphall Primary School

The Exchange Macot also visited the children of the Uphall Primary School - Credit: Archant


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The Redbridge Food Bank based in Granville Road were also invited and people could donate food to the charity and in return were given free entry into the fayre.

The top prize of the day was a £100 gift card

The top prize of the day was a £100 gift card - Credit: Archant

Lubna added: “Redbridge Food bank received so many donations, and as a school we are glad to have made that link with them”.

The day was orgnaised by the Uphall Parent and Teacher Association

The day was orgnaised by the Uphall Parent and Teacher Association - Credit: Archant

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The school raised about £1,400 and there are plans for the money to be spent on the playground and other investments into the school.

The Chair of the Parent Teacher Association said it was thanks to the "generosity" of the parents th

The Chair of the Parent Teacher Association said it was thanks to the "generosity" of the parents that so much money was raised - Credit: Archant

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