Pupils plan their new playground
Published Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Pupils have been studying the proposals and making their own suggestions for the new James Aiton Primary School playground.
The pupils, who are currently decanted to the former St Charles' Primary School, have been working alongside the landscape architect to create exciting and interesting outdoor teaching and play areas for the new £7.6million school.
Head teacher Linda Wright said: "It has been a lovely project for the pupils to get involved in - after all, the playground is their space.
"The school looks set to be an inspiring building and the outdoor area will match the classrooms in inspiring pupils to learn."
The school, which will be completed by end of April 2013 as part of the council's £812m Primary Schools Modernisation Programme, will also have seven classrooms, separate gym and dining halls, library, general purpose and computer areas.
Councillor Jean McKeown said: "It is only right that pupils have an input into their new school and I am delighted that the pupils have become so involved in planning for the outside space.
"I know that the entire school community is enjoying watching the new school take shape and are excited about moving into their new building next year."