Dunnottar officially open playground

Councillors do the honours
Councillors do the honours

Pupils from Stonehaven’s Dunnottar Primary School formally opened their new revamped playground last Friday.

The official opening was attended by councillors, parents, teachers and supporters.

Led by teacher Caroline Duncan, the pupils raised more than £28,000 to buy playground equipment to make their breaks even more exciting.

The funds were raised in an impressive three months made possible by supporters in the community.

The Playground Improvement Project, started in September 2012, raised the cash and installed equipment at the school earlier this year.

A special cafe was held by the school at 10am to thank all those who had supported the school and project over the past year.

The thank you cafe was attened by over 60 guests.

Three members of the Enterprise Committee gave a speech at the opening ceremony to thank everyone involved.

Jay Kelman, Jessica Woof and Joseph Reid told of the different fundraising events that the school had done over the last year including selling anti-bullying wristbands and dress-as-you-please days.

The official opening was carried out by Stonehaven councillors Wendy Agnew and Graeme Clark.

Miss Duncan who who headed up the p,roject, was thankful for all the support the community has given to the project.

She said: “If we didn’t have the support of the community we wouldn’t have been able to do half of the things we have. The support has been fantastic and we would like to thank everyone involved.”

The new equipment is intended to provide opportunities for active, imaginative and interactive play. The project is intended to encourage the children to play positively together.