Port Bannatyne lends a hand to school playground improvements

North Bute Primary School's playground is receiving some TLC over the summer holidays with help from pupils, parents, school staff and residents of Port Bannatyne.
North Bute Primary School's playground is receiving some TLC over the summer holidays with help from pupils, parents, school staff and residents of Port Bannatyne.

The parent council at North Bute Primary in Port Bannatyne is making the most of the summer holidays by joining forces with the community to help give the school’s playground a makeover.

In partnership with Bute Forest Ltd, parents, pupils and members of the community in the village are spending part of the break working on improvements which they hope will make the playground a more appealing place for the children who use it.

Parent council chair Liz Ferguson said: “We’re trying to give the playground a bit of an upgrade by installing timber fences to create ‘active’ and ‘quiet’ zones.

“We’re getting great help from the community forest - it’s only the start of the work but we’ve already got a great vibe around the place, and there are lots of people willing to help.”