Donations for Dunnottar

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Donations for Dunnottar Primary School’s new playground are flying in from all directions as the pupils are busy finding ways to fund-raise for their new £27,000 recreational area.

Pupils took part in a bag-pack at the Allardie Street Co-op on Saturday and a dress as you please day last week.

They also recently received a donation of £500 from the Stonehaven and District Lions Club where they delivered a presentation to the group about their new playground.

When they were there, the Lions Club also let the children pick a selected charity that they could donate £150 to and the children picked Northsound’s Cash for Kids, which lends a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across the local area by awarding grants.

Grants awarded go towards buying specialist equipment for children to enhance their quality of life. They are given to children’s charities and organisations to help them undertake projects and new initiatives or to ensure that much needed services can continue to provide essential care and support.

Pictured to the right of this article is Max Summers, a pupils from Dunnottar Primary School. Max’s mum, Mrs Summers, works for oil and gas company Nexen and they donated £2000 towards the playground fund which the teachers were incredibly grateful for.

Children also paid £1 each to go to the school wearing what they wanted on a dress as you please day which took place last month - a week after it was due to because of the school having to close because of heating problems. Children through from nursery to primary seven made £222.79 by doing this - many even went dressed in fancy dress.

At the bag pack at the Co-op on Saturday, the children raised an impressive £661.73 towards their new playground.

The school is hoping to promote active, imaginative and healthy play for children by including an activity trail and climbing wall as well as an artificial grass surface. The also hope to resurface the existing surface to make a slightly softer ground and therefore repair all of the holes and uneven areas.