A primary school in Renfrewshire is celebrating after receiving a helping hand from CALA Homes (West).
Rashielea Primary School in Erskine has seen its playground given a new lease of life thanks to funding from the homebuilder.
The £1,000 donation was awarded via CALA Homes’ annual community bursary scheme following an application by the school’s Parents’ Association.
Photo: (L-R) Sophie Rankin, Eva McSkimming, Louise Dunn – Marketing Manager CALA Homes, Murray Williamson, Euan Duncan
Rashielea’s Parents’ Association has been working to raise funds to improve the playground to ensure pupils can learn and develop whilst having fun outside of the classroom.
The funding from CALA Homes (West) has gone towards new play climbing equipment for the school’s outdoor area.
Donna Burke, who submitted the Parents’ Association’s funding application, said: “The donation from CALA Homes (West) means the world to us, and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity. This money has gone a long way to helping us purchase and install some fun play equipment for the children which helps enable the children to really enjoy our outdoor space. The children love it.”
Louise Dunn, Marketing Manager at CALA Homes (West), visited the school to see the new equipment funded by the homebuilder, and hear more about the Parents’ Association’s work to enhance the school’s existing facilities.
Photo: (L-R Kids) Euan Duncan, Murray Williamson, Sophie Rankin, Eva McSkimming. (L-R adults) Donna Burke – parents association , Louise Dunn – Marketing Manager CALA Homes, Michelle McGrory – parents association
She said: “It was great to meet Donna and other representatives from the Parents’ Association, the teachers and the pupils at Rashielea Primary. Schools need so many facilities and pieces of equipment to keep the children engaged as they learn and develop, and the Parents’ Association works so well alongside the teachers to help boost provisions to the school.
“The new play equipment has made a real difference to the playground environment and the kids raced out to play on it as soon as the bell rang for playtime. It was heartening to see what a difference the funding has made.”
Liana Canavan, Sales and Marketing Director of CALA Homes (West), said: “We are really pleased to support Rashielea Primary School’s Parents’ Association, particularly given the proximity of the school to our new development in Erskine, Gilchrist Gardens.”