Local playground revamped thanks to Glasgow Airport
27 September 2013
Arkleston Parent Council, a voluntary group made up of local parents and teachers, is flying high after receiving a £1,139 donation from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.
The donation will go towards improving the outdoor facilities of Arkleston Primary School’s playground by creating an area for teaching and learning.
Over the past year, the parent council has been working hard to raise funds for its project, known locally as Project Playground. Through a host of fundraising activities including; a Christmas Fayre, Race Night and a school disco plus the FlightPath’s donation, work on the project can finally get underway.
Project Playground, which supports the school’s vision of enhancing the physical, emotional and social development of its pupils, will create a secure, welcoming learning environment for its 330 pupils by introducing new benches and tables and developing a planted garden area.
John McConnell, head of commercial at Glasgow Airport said: “Glasgow Airport is fully supportive of local initiatives which benefit the wider community and are pleased to be in a position to offer assistance to such a worthwhile community project.
“Arkleston Parent Council has shown great community spirit in its fundraising efforts and should be proud of its achievements. I’m sure the playground will be enjoyed by both pupils and teachers alike.”
Pamela Robb, Chairperson at Arkleston Parent Council, said: “The FlightPath funding is a fantastic boost for Project Playground. The Eco committee, playground committee, pupil council and parent council have been and will continue to work together on this project, we are delighted and excited to commence with our plans now we have this cash injection.”