In 2020, the PSA funded the creation of a dedicated 'quiet room' to provide a tranquil space to support pupils' mental health, which has been an important priority given the disruption caused by the pandemic. The PSA also purchased ten laptop computers to support remote learning during lockdowns, as well as the provision of ICT lessons now pupils are back at school.
We we also delighted to be able to purchase a Preston School teddy bear for every pupil to have as their 'learning buddy" while in Lockdown, using a combination of PSA funds and a generous community grant from County Councillor David Barnard.
In Spring 2021, the PSA gifted the school £6,000 to pay for the outdoor classroom, and in Summer 2021, the PSA also helped fundraise towards the £2,000 needed for the creation of the nature pond, and other materials for the enhancement of the outdoor learning spaces.
The PSA has also funded smaller initiatives such as "buddy" gifts for the older children from Oak class to give to their younger buddies in Chestnut class, as well as leavers' gifts for the children who moved up to secondary school in September.
In 2018 the PSA funded a new AV system for the main hall. It has transformed the area into a shared teaching space, where all children have benefited from the new advanced technology. In addition to this each class received £500 to support their individual class with list, along with two ipads.