Errol Primary School kids were jumping for joy after being awarded £5,000 to revamp their ‘boring’ playground.
The school was one of seven projects within Perth and Kinross given up to £11,000 in total through the Aviva Community Fund.
Errol Primary School Parent Council applied for the grant to help with the regeneration of the playground which they say pupils described as ‘boring’ and ‘no fun’.
The children want to bring their playground to life with ‘buddy benches’, playground markings and wooden decking while the parent council said a revamp of the outdoor area will have a positive impact on their children’s health and wellbeing.
Helen Garrett, chairwoman of Errol Primary School Parent Council, said she was delighted with the funding.
She added: “All our hard work has paid off and hopefully we can get a fantastic playground for the children.”
Errol Primary School head teacher, Graham Donnachie, said: “Having that extra money to invest in our playground will make a huge difference.
“It will give us a great start but we’ll have to raise more because we’ve had some really good ideas.”
The other projects awarded funding within the local authority were Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, mental health support group Andysmanclub, Jeanfield Swifts 2009s football team, Scone Craft Buddies, Ruthvenfield Parent Council and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers who were all awarded grants of up to £1,000 each.
Andy Briggs, chief executive of Aviva UK Insurance said: “We have been overwhelmed by the passion and commitment we have seen from local community groups.
“This year Aviva is going beyond just giving funding – we are offering our skills, knowledge and connections to help build stronger communities together and are proud to play our part in supporting the change-makers who work so hard to make a difference in their local area.”