Money for play space at East Wemyss

East Wemyss Primary School

East Wemyss Primary School

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A Levenmouth school will be marching to the beat of its own drum with a cash injection for new play equipment.

East Wemyss Primary – described as “a cracking wee school” by Fife Council’s Levenmouth area services manager, Dave Paterson – is set to receive £10,000 from the local authority to help re-devleop its play space.

The school and its pupils have collaborated on a project which will provide a toddlers’ tower, a set of five tubano drums, a four-way see-saw, a pencil forest and toadstools, plus a safer ground surface .

Levenmouth area committee councillors heard last week that East Wemyss was a traditional older school building which had adapted well to the needs of modern education, being a light, airy building with excellent learning areas.

However, it had limited play facilities with mainly a tarmac surface, so outdoor space was not well used, even in good weather.

Mr Paterson said the school had been very pro-active in raising funds for the scheme and was able to meet over £9000 of the total £19,240 budget through Awards For All funding and school funds.

“This is a very good partnership project and the school feels it will help with the socialisation aspect for some of the children,” said Mr Paterson.

Resurfacing of the playground was supported financially by the mainstream education budget and the scheme was not expected to create any additional noise problems. “This is an excellent exampe of a local school seeking to expand its capacity,” said a report.