Whinfield Primary School, Darlington, Durham: an outdoor canopy to create a safe play area and enable outdoor learning.

Tang Hall Primary School, York: an orienteering course and maze (designed by the children) for pupils to navigate between maths challenges, sentence-building and topic quizzes.

All Saints Hesketh with Becconsall C of E Primary School, Preston: renovate the playground to include a climbing wall and outdoor board games.

Parc Eglos School, Helston, Cornwall: update the eroded playground banks into a stimulating play area with a sensory hut.

Manor Primary School, London: a soft, synthetic grass playground for children to play in to make playtime safer and drier in wet weather.

Sacred Heart Primary School, Tipton, West Midlands: install bespoke cloakroom furniture to ensure student safety and tidiness in corridors.

Cooksbarn Primary School, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland: a large mosaic to represent Crooksbarn and its friendly enviroment, while bringing the community together.

Clyst Heath Primary School, Royal Crescent, Exeter: redesign a wild area within the school grounds to encourage more wildlife and help teach pupils about nature.

Bidgerule C of E Primary School, Holsworthy, Devon: develop a new inspirational classroom that allows for school expansion and innovative group learning.

Gorran School, Gorran, St Austell: a school garden with trees, vegetables and plants to help the dinner ladies, and to teach students about water recycling and healthy eating.

New Bewerley Community School, Leeds: solar panels to make the school building more efficient and to teach students about renewable energy.

Cevening Primary School, Chipstead, Kent: A new wooden building for an enterprise hub, where new community projects can be inspired, discussed and planned.

Barham C of E Primary School, Barham, Canterbury: a fully equipped teaching kitchen allowing whole classes to participate in healthy eating and cookery classes.

Bessingham Primary School, Diss: create an inspirational outdoor learning space which connects the old Victorian school building with a new specialised space for creative activities in all weathers.

Melbourn Primary School, Melbourn: develop the garden to gain eco school status, including an outdoor classroom with shelters for reading, writing and numeracy, and a new secret garden.

Barton Seagrave Primary School, Barton Seagrave, Kettering: create a forest school that provides a natural habitat for the whole community.

Horninglow Primary School, Burton-on-Trent: refurbish an early years area with a new stage, water and sand play, and interactive resources for the children to use for role play and social interaction.

St Charles RC Primary School, Rishton: an allotment and area for forest school activities, to allow for horticultural projects that encourage healthy living.

Stenton Primary School, Stenton, East Lothian: an outdoor playground art gallery to help pupils develop their imaginations and develop creative skills.

Cornton Primary School, Stirling: develop empty land into a multi-purpose play, sports and garden space.

Whiteley Primary School, Whiteley, Hampshire: a wildlife hideout for both indoor and outdoor activities, and new disabled facilities – with a library, flowers and pictures.

Magdalen College School, Oxford: renovate and enlarge an old greenhouse in which pupils can grow their own vegetables.

Boyne Hill Infant Nursery, Maidenhead, Berkshire: a multi-faith, multi-sensory learning environment called an active reflection garden for quiet self reflection and positive interaction.

Northbourne C of E Primary School, Deal, Kent: a wooden activity area with tree houses for learning, play and exercise.

Tylers Green First School, Penn, High Wycombe: develop outdoor space for pupils to use by building pathways and wildlife zones – such as a minibeast hotel.

Bowhill Primary School, Exeter, Devon: a stimulating and peaceful garden on an unused flat roof, to be used as a meditative space, for art lessons and to teach students about nature.

Meanwood C of E Primary, Leeds: climbing equipment, bikes, scooters, pogo sticks, a bird hideout and binoculars that will enhance outdoor playtime.

St Patricks Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield: a poly tunnel to complement an allotment and orchard, where produce will be grown for after school cooking clubs and donated to disadvantaged families.

Farndon Field’s Primary School, Market Harborough, Leicestershire: build a treehouse (with slide and curvy stairs) in the big ash tree in the middle of the school field, enabling more outdoor learning.

St Clement’s C of E Primary School, Openshaw, Manchester: develop the school grounds to improve PE lessons for school pupils and local clubs.

East Stour Primary, Ashford: “play pods”, which provide rotating play equipment for children to encourage cooperative and creative skills.

Biscovey Nursery Infant School, Par, Cornwall: an all-weather surface area to develop outdoor sports, PE, dance, movement, drama and to be used alongside an inflatable swimming pool.

Baden Powell School, Hackney, London: a forest school within the school – a place to learn, enable positive, safe risk taking and naturally build resilience to problems and day-to-day stresses.

Ladywood Primary School, Ilkeston, Derbyshire: a wooden hut on the school grounds for enrichment sessions which would cater for the children that struggle with everyday life.

Wilmcote C of E School, Wilmcote, Stratford-on-Avon: a covered walkway to protect students from the weather when they walk between a new classroom and the rest of the school.

Coupar Angus Primary School, Coupar Angus: a mini flat with a kitchen where children can learn life skills and work with their families to learn about cooking and healthy eating.

Swanmore C of E School, Swanmore, Hampshire: develop a school garden area for sustainable growing of crops, which the school’s enterprise scheme will sell to the wider community through a school market.

Shawley Community Primary School, Epsom Downs, Surrey: outdoor playroom for use by early years children, with a shaded outdoor area for summer months.

St Augustines Catholic Primary School, Costessey, Norwich: refurbish the school dungeon, giving it a modern kitchen that has storage suitable for children to use.

St Jude St Pauls C of E Primary School, Islington, London: Windows tablets for after school ICT lessons and an after school club.

Richard Hill C of E School, Thurcaston, Leicester: new laptops and iPads for the children, teachers and parents to use, revolutionising learning across the whole school and developing parental involvement.

Longton School, Longton, Preston: upgrade the school cooking facilities and develop a new cooking room designed by year5 pupils.

Andrews’ Endowed Primary School, Alton, Hampshire: create a television station that records plays, activities and anything that happens in the school to review of teaching and student activities.

Deal Parochial C of E Primary School, Deal, Kent: iPads, reading apps and story-reading tents to develop literacy.

Southfield Primary, Luton: break down the barriers between teacher and pupil perception with a children’s voice project – including a published newsletter for peer teaching.

King’s Oak Primary School, New Malden, Surrey: a dedicated parent learning room where parents can feel comfortable taking part in learning opportunities, meetings and skills development.

St Gilbert’s C of E Primary School, Stamford: replace a present mobile classroom with an eco classroom, which will have a much longer life span and be made of recycled materials.

Drybrook Primary School, Drybrook, Gloucestershire: an outdoor performance venue for the school choir and music groups with new chimes, cymbals, bongos and ukuleles for the orchestra.

St Anne’s C of E Lydgate School, Grasscroft, Oldham: a peace garden – designed by pupils – that includes friendship, wildflower music and reading areas, as well as a mosaic dove feature.

Captain Webb Primary School, Dawley, Telford: create a child height kitchen area where children can learn to cook.

Whitburn Village Primary School, Whitburn, Sunderland: make the school yard safer and more interesting with soft tarmac, a sports area, seating and games.

Delphside Primary School, Skelmersdale, Lancashire: Buy 30 iPads to help with a dragon’s den marketing competition and all round IT skills.

Barnfields Primary School, Stafford: a greenhouse to allow children to grow organic fruit and vegetables and help with a healthy eating campaign.

Wymondley JMI School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire: overhaul the library area with cosy tents and canopies and develop a garden that provides an alternative to competitive games at playtime.

Hudson Primary School, Maghull, Merseyside: a hudson hub for learning within our school library that can allow access to learning resources throughout the school day.

Dean Valley Community School, Bollington, Cheshire: learning zones within the school grounds that inspire children to take part in creative activities in their leisure time.

Ribbledale Childrens Centre, Clitheroe, Lancashire: develop a communal outdoor playground into an outdoor classroom for all – for learning about nature and drawing inspiration from the woodland environment.

Horrabridge Community Primary School, Yelverton, Devon: make an extended forest school on spare school land so students get more time in nature.

Pen Y Fro Primary School, Dunvant, Swansea: improve on a nature area with a safe path for wheelchair access, a secure fence and new plants, fishing rods, buckets and containers for learning.

Holmfirth Junior Infant Nursery School, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire: project mission possible, which aims to improve drainage, develop the school grounds and open up the learning environment to develop creative thinking skills.

St Patrick’s Primary School, Wellington, Shropshire: a smoothie van where pupils can swap their unhealthy snacks for healthy smoothies.

Chantry Community Primary School, Bexhill-on-Sea: create a multi-purpose learning zone that children can use throughout the day.

Tor Bridge Primary School, Plymouth: an environment area within the school grounds with an observatory, sensory planter stack, nature seats, wormery, bird table and willow tunnel.

Devonshire Hill Primary School, Tottenham: a new range of literature to cater for the different ages and abilities in our school, including graphic novels, picture books and novels.

Mitchell Brook Primary School, London: new musical instruments for tuition, clubs and music making.

West Cliff Primary School, Whitby, North Yorkshire: a fully-trained martial arts instructor to teach children during PE sessions, lead extra-curricular clubs for children, parents and carers, and train our teaching staff.

Pinkwell Primary School, Hayes, London: set up a large marquee and equipment to have an outdoor learning centre, for first aid, weaving and science learning.

Edward Pauling Primary School, Feltham, London: improve playground facilities by having playscape equipment to help solve bullying and attendance problems.

Haseltine Primary School, Haseltine Road, London: a learning treehouse to provide green space in a part of London with little greenery for lessons and clubs.

Hillside Primary Nursery School, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire: an outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the distant hills, fitted with sound, lighting and seating to stage outdoor drama, concerts, prize givings and performances.

Meadows Junior Infant School, Northfield, Birmingham: develop an outdoor learning environment with space for growing plants and a greenhouse.

Trinity C of E Lower School, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire: a new sensory garden with a range of seating, shelters, a stream, musical instruments and outdoor activities for children to use at play time and as a space for learning during lessons.

St George’s C of E School Nursery, Clun, Shropshire: build an innovative and interactive outdoor eating area to encourage healthy living.

Chopwell Primary School, Chopwell, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: an outdoor learning environment made with recycled resources to enable den building and free play within the school grounds.

Hughenden Primary School, High Wycombe: a memory garden in honour of two students who died, built with a wetpour surface so that the area could be used all year round as an outdoor classroom.

Lent Rise County Combined School, Burnham, Slough: a vegetable garden so pupils can grow healthy vegetables and sell it at school fetes.

St Kew Catholic Primary School, Bodmin, Cornwall: a poly tunnel and a chicken run to develop students’ interest in growing, rearing, selling and cooking food.

Stanton St Quintin Primary School, Chippenham, Wiltshire: develop a cutback and well planted pond together with the development of a butterfly garden – not just for curriculum learning, but for general wellbeing and calmness in the school.

Tondu Primary School, Aberkenfig, Bridgend: make improvements to outdoor learning facilities by improving fencing and building a reading facility.

Meadowside Catholic Primary School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire: multi-purpose garden with xylophone bars, bird feeders and a pond to support science, art, music, literacy learning.

Bridge of Allan Primary School, Pullar Avenue, Stirling: new equipment and uniforms for sports activities.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Guildford: create a handicraft hut to promote art, craft and handmade skills, where children can be free to explore, make mistakes and make a mess.

Lympsham C of E First School, Lympsham, Somerset: goalball equipment and coaching, developing students’ skills with blindfolds and deepening their understanding of blindness.

Alderman Swindell First School, Great Yarmouth: a school minibus so groups of children can be taken on visits to museums, libraries, churches and cathedrals beyond Great Yarmouth.

Emmanuel Christian School, Didsbury Street, Leicester: a new, secure outdoor space with astroturf, playground equipment and seating.

Bishopton Primary School, Bishopton, Renfrewshire: create a rewards room in the school to promote positive behaviour across all stages.

Longleaze Primary, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire: outdoor gym equipment to promote aerobic activity at lunchtimes and break times.

Hady Primary School, Chesterfield, Derbyshire: replace existing, unreliable computers with iPads to stimulate all kinds of learning.

All Saints C of E Primary School, Sapcote, Leicestershire: new IPads and Kindles to complement the pupils’ own computer devices and encourage a IT learning across many platforms.

Sharnford C of E Primary School, Sharnford, Leicestershire: update computer suites and wireless networks, complementing them with new tablet computers.

St Charles Primary School, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire: launch a multimedia development centre, promoting collaborative learning and leadership through an internet radio station, an animation studio and a weekly news bulletin.

Upton Cross Primary School, Liskeard, Cornwall: link outdoors and indoors together with new, portable IT equipment such as iPads and iPods.

Rowde C of E Primary Academy, Devizes, Wiltshire: reinvent an old IT suite, transforming it into an inspiration hub to motivate a whole community towards creativity, engagement and excitement.

Wawne Primary School, Wawne, Hull: make a fun and safe TV studio for all ages.

Gallions Primary School, Warwall, London: an outside reading hut with cushions, warmth and a selection of reading material including books, magazines and newspapers.

Stepaside Community Primary School, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire: set up an outdoor classroom that can be accessible for the whole school.

Rose Wood Primary School, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough: a greenhouse with climate control and a surrounding walkway and seating for members of the community to use.

Moorfield Foundation Primary School, Newport, Shropshire: a mobile kitchen (cookstation) that sits on a trolley and can be moved from classroom to classroom so students can cook together.

Perry Beeches Infant School, Birmingham: a kitchen garden in the year one outdoor area to encourage healthy eating and outdoor learning.

Portobello Primary School, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear: giant story telling chairs for sharing and composing stories; giant outdoor art easels for art using water, mud or paint; and an outdoor gym to make daily exercise a must.

South Bank Primary School, Middlesbrough: a selection of outdoor exercise machines to encourage healthier lifestyle choices and channel energy more positively during play and lunchtimes.

Leesland C of E Junior School, Gosport, Hampshire: provide more shaded areas to give the school somewhere to eat lunch on a hot summer day and take part in outdoor lessons.

Ysgol Pennant Primary School, Penybontfawr, Shropshire: develop an outdoor classroom (“The Pagoda”) with windows and a decorative path for all weathers.

Sitwell Junior School, Rotherham, South Yorkshire: develop an outdoor learning space and conservation area so that it provides an alternative learning space for the children to appreciate the environment.

Raynville Primary School, Leeds: a multi-purpose and eco-friendly undercover outdoor classroom and activity area.

Beswick Watton C of E School, Manchester: transform a nearby plot of land into an educational garden, with a vegetable patch, fruit trees and bug habitats.

Bruntsfield Primary School, Edinburgh: develop a dynamic outdoor area in a very urban setting, using loose materials such as wooden discs, logs, branches, rope, plastic crates, pipes, poles, tarps, trolleys, and outdoor rugs.

The Brent Primary School, Dartford, Kent: a summerhouse structure, filled with books and technology, alongside comfortable furniture to make the ideal space for child-initiated learning for all ages.

Dingle Community Primary School, Kingswinford, West Midlands: purchase a class set of Raspberry Pi computers so pupils can explore computing through building their own machines.

Fynamore Primary School, Calne, Wiltshire: some seated areas around the school field with colourful integrated umbrellas that can be used for seating during playtimes and provide an alternative area for pupils.

Lee Chapel Primary School, Basildon, Essex: build a new 25 metre community swimming pool.

Corpus Christi Primary School, Bournemouth: improve school playgrounds with murals on the walls and boards for chalk pictures that can be used any time.

Albert Primary School Nursery Unit, Penarth, Wales: a new, modern and comfortable library with more interactive books and resources.

Woodheys Primary School, Meadway, Trafford: a memento art installation made of 480 matchbox books (one for each child), 18 wooden suitcases (one for each class), a mobile of 40 origami birds (representing the staff) and a permanent wooden thought tree (to record parents and visitors observations).

Mount Stewart Junior School, Carlisle Gardens, London: provide a roof for an unused outdoor area that can give additional teaching space and function as an amphitheatre where students can practise public speaking.

Mossford Green Primary School, Barkingside: develop an outdoor garden area by increasing its size, buying more gardening equipment and improving the pond area.

Wyndham Primary Academy, Alvaston, Derby: create a school farm on land adjacent to a nurture and inclusion unit, that will include housing for small animals, vegetable production, composting, and tool storage.

John Hellins Primary School, Potterspury, South Northamptonshire: An eco-friendly happy bug garden to make playtimes better by providing for quiet activities such as reading and chatting.

Valley Road Primary School, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire: an outdoor classroom on stilts.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Hersham, Surrey: decorate and improve existing wooden playground structures.

Kilmersdon C of E Primary School, Kilmersdon, Somerset: an outside classroom and dedicated forest school to improve learning about nature, creativity skills, building, woodwork and team building.

Berry Brow Infant Nursery, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: a magical music garden where pupils and children from the community can explore and create sounds with an exciting range of specialist outdoor instruments.

St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Smethwick, West Midlands: a physical zone giving pupils and the community an opportunity to keep themselves fit, using monkey bars, elliptical machines and various other fitness equipment.

Bell’s Brae Primary School, Lerwick, Shetland: a safe garden area for pupils to use during school time and that parents and staff could take pupils to after school and at the weekends.

St James’ C of E Primary School, Bournemouth: natural coniferous hedging to dampen car noise from a busy nearby road and to help with air pollution, while giving wildlife a new home.

Chaddlewood Primary School, Plympton, Plymouth: early learner sized ovens and cooking equipment for a new kitchen space that students can use.

Newlands Primary School, Barwell, Leicestershire: a robotic talking dog to show visitors around with which students can learn programming skills.

Dringhouses Primary School, York: update school technology suite to include tablets, cameras, microscopes and other scientific equipment.

Kintore Primary School, Kintore, Aberdeenshire: build a nature classroom/hut in the woods near the school with disabled access.

Waddington Redwood Primary School, Waddington, Lincoln: create alternative teaching and leisure activities for children by using different environments, such as outdoor shade equipment to allow for more outdoor learning in summer.

Kwa Njenga Primary School, North Berwick, East Lothian: support an associated school in Kenya with funds toward an additional classroom.

Roscoe Community Primary School, Liverpool, Merseyside: invest in a Nao robot so that students can develop their programming skills.

Highbury Primary School, Portsmouth: purchase new large screen technologies connected to video conferencing so pupils can create self organised learning environments (SOLEs) and a classroom in the cloud.

Phoenix Community Primary School, Kennington, Ashford: build a mobile classroom to accommodate music lessons and a place to store our growing selection of instruments.

Ernesettle Community School, Plymouth: an eco area where children can learn how to grow their own food and look after the environment.

Priory Roman Catholic Primary School, Torquay, Devon: enhance the school library with comfy seats, quiet spaces and new books so that pupils feel they want to go there to read.

Darrick Wood Junior School, Orpington, Bromley: a new school pond and outdoor learning area to regenerate the under-used, grotty area where a pond once stood.

St Barnabas C of E Primary School, Birmingham: create and build two tree houses situated at the edge of the fields and playground – a quiet, reflective space to enable children to enjoy tranquillity, pray and develop positive relationships.

Lily Lane Primary School, Manchester: a log cabin with a rooftop garden, vegetable plot and lily pond for the whole school.

Wellow Primary School, Wellow, Somerset: develop an outdoor space for keeping school chickens and selling eggs to members of the local community via local businesses.

Riverview Infant school, Gravesend, Kent: a thinking walk around part of the school grounds to allow students time for contemplation – just like Charles Darwin.

Chiseldon Primary School, Swindon, Wiltshire: a mini farm with chickens and micro pigs that will keep the school entertained and support pupils’ learning.

Victoria Park Primary School, Bristol: create a school pond and wildlife area to support learning and help children who are angry or sad.

Lawn Primary School, Swindon, Wiltshire: a music garden to make the grounds a more vibrant, stimulating place for our pupils at break time and in lessons.

Dacre Braithwaite C of E Primary School, Summerbridge, Cumbria: new equipment to provide forest school sessions for pupils.

Princecroft Primary School, Warminster, Wiltshire: a skateboard park area in the playground for children of all skills levels to use.

The Dassett C of E Primary School, Southam, Warwickshire: a peace garden for personal reflection that captures the spirit of community.

Rosebrook Primary School, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham: new classroom space to cater for students with autism.

Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School, Pontypridd, Wales: the value flower: a set of ideals, values and behaviours promoted by transforming the school with signs, information boards, benches and trophies.

Rawdon St. Peter’s Primary School, Leeds: develop and improve IT provision for pupils, as part of a drive to raise standards for all pupils.

Stoke Hill Junior School, Exeter: a play area that is fun and encourages happy healthy play, with football nets, a walking wall and thermo markings.

Norton Community Primary School, Norton, North Yorkshire: a salad bar and small vegetable plot/greenhouse to offer students the option of home grown salad and vegetables in school cooking.

Beckers Green Primary School, Braintree, Essex: invest in the best eco-friendly hand dryers.

Churchfields The Village School, Atworth, Wiltshire: train staff and parents as accredited lifeguards to ensure the school pool is safe for pupils and the community.

This competition is commissioned and controlled by the Guardian. Brief agreed with Zurich Municipal. Funded by Zurich Municipal.

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