Milngavie Primary’s playground has just got a whole Lotto better

Milngavie Primary, PTA raised funds for new playground equipment. Mierion Thomas and Head Teacher Linda Murphy.
Milngavie Primary, PTA raised funds for new playground equipment. Mierion Thomas and Head Teacher Linda Murphy.

Milngavie Primary School pupils were delighted to discover new playground equipment had been installed over the summer holidays.

It has been a long term fund raising goal for the PTA to make major improvements to the playground in the school, so following a successful bid for Awards for All Lottery funding coupled with a significant sum of money which was raised by the PTA, they finalised a design before the summer.

The PTA worked with the council and their supplier ScotPlay to design the new play areas with lots of input from the children as well to find out what they would like.

The infants’ playground now has a play lodge and sandpit while the older children have been having a great time with a trim trail including climbing nets and rolling logs.

The final additions have been a wooden seating theatre with sketch boards, where the children have been having great fun entertaining each other, as well as creating an outdoor teaching space and lastly a bug table allowing closer examination of creepy crawlies and other things from the school garden.

The whole project has cost £16,900, with £10,000 from Awards for All and the balance being made up by from the PTA.

Headteacher Linda Murphy said: “This is such a fantastic addition to the school playground and gives our children much more play opportunities encouraging them to be more active at playtimes.

“We are very grateful to Awards for All and PTA for the funding of this project and the members of the PTA past and present who have worked so hard to deliver these improvements.”

Parent Council Chair Meirion Thomas said: “It is really satisfying to finally see such a transformation in theplayground after a number of years of hard fundraising.”