New Kirkcaldy playground opened up for community use

Kids at Dunnikier Primary School are enjoying the new playground activities. Pic Steven Brown.
Kids at Dunnikier Primary School are enjoying the new playground activities. Pic Steven Brown.

A Kirkcaldy primary school has unveiled a bright new look for its playground.

Dunnikier Primary School has received a welcome enhancement which means it can be used by the whole community.

New markings, inspiring words and equipment have all been installed to aid pupils in their play and learning.

Jillian Golightly, depute headteacher, has been working hard with the Dunnikier Parent Fundraising Group to raise money over the past 12 months to upgrade the play facilities meaning children and families can use the space during and outwith the school day.

Headteacher Ann Hatch said: “In order to make the most of our limited space it was also important for us to take core learning outdoors.

“Our pupils and staff voted and the pupil council had the final decision. Many of our new playground markings develop literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing, while supporting children to play together.

“We have a diverse school community and we felt it was important to make everyone feel included and welcome so we had ‘hello/welcome’ written in 10 languages on footsteps towards our main entrance.

Ann added: “All in all everyone is delighted with the new, bright attractive playground.”