£10k boost for Culter Playground

Culter Primary school has been awarded £10,000 of funding from Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Sportscotland to improve their playground.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 11:22 am
A group of pupils who are part of the Outdoor Pupil Learning Voice

The money will be added to the further £30,000 raised which will allow work to start on the playground this month.

A local contractor will begin lifting the current ground during the long weekend and the school hopes the work will be completed during the Easter holidays.

Head Teacher Jessie Greig told the Piper she was “chuffed to bits” to be getting the 
new equipment.

She said: “we’ve needed the playground to be brought into the 21st century for years now and it’s going to be so good for the health and fitness of all our pupils.

“We couldn’t have done this without the Big Lottery Fund but it has really been made possible through the hard work of our parent council and by the children from the Pupil Outdoor Learning Voice group who were involved in the design of the new playground.

“We’re going to have a timber bridge, swing bars, cross beams, a net tunnel and a climbing wall among other things and I think it will look fantastic.”

Maureen Watt, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, has welcomed the news.

She said: “I’m sure Culter Primary will get great use out of their new equipment.

“I hope everyone has great fun using the improved playground at Culter.”