About £5,000 has been donated since the recent launch of the playground project and a big thermometer positioned at the school gates will be topped up each time a donation is made.

Stratford Primary School does not have any green space attached to it so a major revamp of the playground is seen as the best way to let pupils run around and keep fit during their playtimes and lunch breaks.

The fund was boosted by some footie mad dads whose children attend Stratford Primary School.

Twenty-two dads formed two teams and held a fundraising game of football on Stratford Recreation Ground which was sponsored by tyre manufacturer Bridgestone for £250. The footie friendly raised £450.