Published: 01 July 2021

Here's a little update in what it's all about:


Draethen Community Group and DWR Community Council have come together to replace the tired, old slide in Draethen Park, with instead of ‘just another slide’ a brand-new piece of multi-play equipment.
Playing outdoors significantly helps to improve children’s health and fitness and has a huge impact on their wellbeing. Using play equipment not only encourages children to be active but can also help to improve their core strength and helps to strengthen their growing bones.
There’s a strong link between creativity and intelligence and research has shown that being outdoors, especially close to nature, helps to increase creativity. A creative child will likely perform better in classes as they are able to think more critically and find it easier to problem solve, this will also help to improve the child’s self-esteem and confidence. Not only does playing outside help to increase children’s creativity, but this is enhanced by the fact that outdoor play equipment incorporates creative play into its design, helping to encourage children to be creative as they play.
Caerphilly Council have agreed to pay the cost to just replace the existing slide, but we are hoping to top that up with a mix of DCG and DWR CC funds, plus some grant funding, to provide something really special 🙂.


This is where the #CalorRuralCommunityFund comes in. We're hoping to win £5,000 towards our project via this crowdfunding competition. 
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP in achieving this. All it takes is for you to either like/share/donate but it must be via their link (see link at the bottom of this message).
We get points for each person that supports us (though only one set of points per person, however many times they donate). Those points are what will decide whether we win the funding.


So if you haven't already done so, please, please, please consider supporting this amazing project for our local children!

Draethen Playground Funding Bid