The 2018 Playground Appeal

Now Shelford School did come to life
When good Queen Vic was Albert's wife.
The local people all agreed
That children should learn how to read.
The public gave just what they could,
The rich, the poor, the great, the good.
And so by eighteen forty three
A school was there for all to see.
 
The school has grown as Topsy did.
Behind the church you'll find it hid.
How many have passed through its gate?
Perhaps five thousand plus to date.
The pupils now read books galore
With other subjects more and more.
But they still like to run about
And jump and climb and laugh and shout.
 
Alas, the tarmac where they play
Has seen many a better day.
Potholes and cracks and bumps abound
Where there should be just level ground.
The school would like to put things right
But budgets, as you'll know, are tight.
And so we hope you'll see your way
To help with cash and make our day.
 
Current estimates for resurfacing the playground vary between £40,000 and £70,000.
To make a donation to the playground appeal (with the option for Gift Aid) go to:
 
 
(The Mydonate page is linked to the Diocese of Ely who will forward all the donations, including Gift Aid, to the Shelford School Support Fund.)
 
or send a cheque made out to 'Shelford School' to:
 
The Treasurer, SSSF
Shelford School
Church Street
Great Shelford
Cambridge CB22 5EL 
 
Thank you for your support.
 
There is a link to a Gift Aid form below.