A small group of Parent Council members and friends has been working hard over the last few weekends starting improve the school playground. We’ve had lots of input and painting help from the children too.
So far, we’ve concentrated on the back playground, partly because there is re-surfacing work planned in the Autumn for the front. So far, we have painted a colourful “village”, long hopscotches, bright shapes, alphabet letters and a clock face. We hope that the letters and numbers will provide educational opportunities too.
One person commented “It’s not like a prison-yard any more!”
We’ve also improved the willow corner with screening and new bark chips that were donated by East Lothian Council. It’s disappointing that this area keeps getting vandalised though, with the willow continually being ripped out by evening visitors.
We have lots more planned for after the Summer! In particular we’d like to make some play-structures and sitting areas.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Parent Council for providing the funds, and to Mrs Gardner for her support and for giving us a free rein!