Funding for new playground at Lochcarron primary

Pupils of Lochcarron Primary School are looking forward to a brand new playground with new sports equipment.

A group of children came together at the playground recently to examine the plans and look at the proposals, all of which should be in place within the next six months.

The school’s parent council has received £5,000 from the Heart of the Community Trust operated by Scottish Sea Farms to transform the existing primary school playground. The parent council anticipates that at least 60 people within the community will benefit from the project.

Mairi MacLeod, chairperson, Lochcarron Primary School Parent Council, said: “The current playground offers the children nothing in the way of active play equipment. We want the children to be able to play and engage with sport, both during school hours and after school, including weekends. The plans have been agreed and we can’t wait to get started. It is now all going to be possible thanks to Scottish Sea Farms.”

Gregor Cushnie from Scottish Sea Farms added: “A decent play area is really important to the school and to the local children. It is great that our Heart of the Community grants can help with projects like this and I look forward to seeing the new equipment being used.”

The Heart of the Community Trust supports projects and charities that will deliver lasting change to local communities and allow them to grow and develop. Awards are considered in the areas of health and health promotion, education and life-long learning, personal development and various community projects that bring benefit.

Application forms for the Heart of the Community can be found on the Scottish Sea Farms website — www.scottishseafarms.com — together with full details of the criteria to be met.

Pictured above: Lochcarron pupils Matthew Goodman, Justis Macphail, Cara Strath and Anna Macleod show Gregor Cushnie from Scottish Sea Farms the plans for the new play area.