After a long time in planning, pupils and staff at a Hawick primary school are enjoying new play equipment.
On Friday, the new play area at Drumlanrig St Cuthbert’s was officially opened by the council’s senior education officer Helen Ross and pupil Harris Common. The project to upgrade the play area has involved the pupil council, Drumlanrig Out of School Club, parents and staff.
Acting depute headteacher Andy Jones said: “Many members of staff have invested significant time and effort to bring this project through to completion, and they are as thrilled with the new area as the children are.
“Through this investment, we will enable children to experience an even better quality of outdoor learning that will be engaging, imaginative, active and collaborative.
“The children now have an opportunity to experience play and exercise in an outdoor environment that is a delight to be in.”
The once tired and run down area has been transformed with artificial grass, and a high quality activity area where children can climb, slide and scramble on various pieces of equipment.