Wallyford community pulls together for playground project

Day of action at Wallyford Primary School

Day of action at Wallyford Primary School

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Parents and pupils at Wallyford Primary recently held two community action days to improve the school playground.

The project had been identified as a priority in the school’s improvement plan.

The youngsters planned the new look play area earlier in the year in a two-day session with artist Linda McCann.

It was then down to the parent council to raise the funds to make the plans a reality.

One parent secure support from the Lloyd’s “Have a day to make a Difference” project, which provided physical help to make raised beds and murals for the children.

The local B&Q store hosted a training session and supplied materials so that the youngsters were able to make bird boxes, hedgehog hotels and butterfly shelters.

P6 pupils and their teacher Lucy Wright were among the prime movers over the two days, on March 10 and 11, and lots of parents took part too. In all, around 40 adults and children were involved over the weekend - some enjoying sunshine and others enduring pouring rain.

Many were engaged in making nature gardens, welly-walls, painting fences and decorating the playground with roads and rail tracks.

Headteacher Mhairi Stratton said: “I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part. It’s amazing what we can do when we all pull together.

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