The green, green grass in Levenmouth

Buckhaven Primary School will benefit from new green outdoor space
Buckhaven Primary School will benefit from new green outdoor space

Children in Buckhaven and Kennoway are to benefit from updated outdoor facilities just in time for the better weather coming along.

The Sandybrae Centre and Buckhaven Primary School will both be turning a shade of green - with new grass areas to be installed at both facilities.

As an ex-pupil of Buckhaven Primary School, my knees tell the story of that tarmac, so it’s vitally important to have that grass put in

Councillor Alister Hunter

At the Sandybrae Centre, the access point to the former school site, which is now just a patchwork of surfaces and loose materials, will be transformed to create a green play space that can be utilised by the various groups that use the centre.

And at Buckhaven Primary School, part of the playground (around 1200sqm) - which has been historically covered in tarmac - will be removed, and replaced with grass to provide the pupils and staff with a green play space for the first time, meaning the school can offer a wider range of sporting activities for pupils.

Each project is set to cost £11,638.98 and £10,000 respectively.

For both projects, the work will be carried out by colleagues and trainees attached to the Community Works Programme, providing work experience as part of the training programme they are on.

The news was welcomed by local councillors at the recent area committee meeting, with Councillor Alistair Hunter joking: “As an ex-pupil of Buckhaven Primary School, my knees tell the story of that tarmac, so it’s vitally important to have that grass put in - although it will be a nightmare for the parents who will be cleaning the clothes every day!”