On the 16th of August, 2015, 15 parents from Law Primary swam from the Bass Rock back to North Berwick, to raise money for Project Play. They started training in the January of that year and were helped by the RNLI, and local people who gave their time in training, as medics on the day, as support from boats and kayaks and many more supported and encouraged along the way. The team raised over £8000 for Project Play, with £800 given to the RNLI.
The children have been consulted and based on their feedback, we have begun making some improvements, for example, 4 new picnic tables, 2 new A-frames and some new planters for the gardening team to use. Negotiations are on-going!
Ann Reilly, one of the swimmers, made this amazing wee film to share our experience with others. We hope you have fun watching it!
The Bass Rock Swim from Canary Films on Vimeo.
Project Play are organising ‘Fun Fridays’ each month to enable us to improve our playgrounds – build shelter, create seating and create opportunities for fun play. The next is Friday 27th February
There will be a Cake Sale in the P2/3 playground, with home baking provided by the P1’s from 12.10pm
Film afternoon – The Iron Giant
1.30-3.30pm – £3 per child including snack. Places limited so please book by taking your money to reception. Parent volunteers needed – please contact a member of the Project Play team
The children will also be taking part in fun ‘Outdoor Playtimes’ on Fun Fridays so please ensure they’re wrapped up well.
Charlies Challenge on PhotoPeach
Charlie marked the anniversary of the operation to increase his mobility by undertaking a triathlon. He was supported by family, friends and the local community. Over £1,500 was raised for Project Play to continue their work to develop the playground at Law. Well done to Charlie and the boys and girls who took part.
What a difference, the bike shelter now looks a little different!