A ‘big idea’ is transformed into sports equipment

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 July 2016

Uphill Primary School pupils with the new table tennis table.

Uphill Primary School pupils with the new table tennis table.


Students from Uphill Primary School had a ‘big idea’ which has since handed the school a brand new table tennis table.

Thanks to the Network 17 project, children were able to raise the money for the new equipment, which was supplied by GB Sport and Leisure.

Network 17 is a project through Weston Excellence which is a collaboration of Weston schools who are all keen to provide a range of learning experiences for children.

One of these workshops was focused on leadership and fundraising skills. The children were successful in securing £500 from Network 17 but needed more.

They wrote to the school’s governors and PTFA in order to receive the extra funding and were able to successfully purchase the table for the school.

Julie Bailiss, from Uphill Primary School, said: “Following several months of hard work the team were excited to take delivery of the outdoor table tennis table.

“It was provided by GB Sport and Leisure UK and had travelled all the way from Holland.”

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