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Uplands school – playing field

Field before levelling

Site of playing field before levelling.

Shining Life worked with Uplands School to provide a playing field in a very hilly area of the country. The playing field is part of the school premises but is also used by the surrounding community. Both adults and children use it for sports, games and recreational activities. The community was involved in the creation of the playground, thereby instilling a sense of ownership.

The aims of the project were:

The land had to be cleared and then levelled - some large rocks were found unexpectedly which had to be removed. Some of the fathers who had building skills erected the fence and gate. Other community members will laid the turf and planted the trees.

The playing field has now been completed.

AS K/Upland Tamil School Playground Maintenance Committee was set up whose role is:

Sports meeting

Sports meeting in March 2008, before the turf was laid.

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