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Parent Council swings into action for Kinglassie Primary School playground

Kinglassie Primary School playground is now officially ready for action, following a £17,500 funding award from the Ventient Westfield Kinglassie Wind Farm Community Fund last year.

The Primary School Parent Council had applied for funding to upgrade the playground, and delighted pupils are now making the most of the new equipment.

The new equipment includes somersault bars, an up-and-over climbing unit, a log maze climber, a log train engine and carriage, as well as wooden mushroom outdoor seating space. The improved play area will encourage children to have fun together outdoors, positively impacting their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as building their confidence and balance.

The aim of the Ventient Westfield Kinglassie Wind Farm Community Fund, which is administered by Foundation Scotland, is to enhance the local area and make it a great place to live, work and visit. 

Since the fund opened in 2014, it has awarded over £146,000 in grants to sixty-one groups and charities across the Kinglassie Community Council areas.

All awards are determined by a panel of residents from the Fund area. The panel members use their local knowledge and passion to ensure that awards are making a direct impact in the community. Thanks to their knowledge and insight, and the commitment of volunteer groups across the area, the Fund has made a huge difference to residents and local community groups.

Laura Stenhouse, Representative for Kinglassie Parent Council said: 

For the past year, the PTA of Kinglassie Primary School has been working hard to source funding to improve the playground. This has included painting the walls, painting games on the ground, new benches, planters, and football goals. The icing on the cake has been the addition of a climbing maze and summersault bars funded by a generous grant from Ventient Energy’s Westfield Wind Farm. What a difference and the kids love it.

Projects which have been funded over the last ten years have been varied but impactful, from community Christmas lights to stone benches. The panel are excited to find out what new ideas community groups will bring to the forefront next.

Read more about the fund here