Cruden enhances learning facilities for East Dunbartonshire pupils
Cruden Building has offered its assistance to local schools in East Dunbartonshire by giving their outdoor community areas a new look and installing brand new facilities to benefit pupils.
Working in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council, the work was carried out at Lairdsland Primary and Holy Family Primary. Both schools are located nearby to the Kerr Street and Blackthorn Grove developments in Kirkintilloch, where Cruden is building 44 new affordable homes.
The Community Benefits Team at Cruden worked closely with the school’s staff and Headteachers to identify areas which could be used to enhance learning and social interaction for pupils. Offering their support, Cruden Building donated and installed new materials within each school, creating vibrant, refreshing spaces for pupils to enjoy.
Lairdsland Primary School saw the team replace three old Mud Kitchens with new ones. Soil in the school’s large planters which are used for growing plants and crops was replaced.
At Holy Family Primary, Cruden upgraded the school’s outdoor learning area cutting back existing vegetation and installing two new planters, allowing the area to be used to its full capacity, offering the children a dynamic space for socialising and learning.
Ann Davie, depute chief executive of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “The work that Cruden has done with pupils in these schools is an excellent example of community partnerships in action. Outdoor play and learning is such an important part of school life with great benefits for physical and mental health. I’m sure the children and staff of these two schools will enjoy using them even more now.
“Cruden prepared the area in the infant garden and delivered two large planters, soil and bedding plants to make sure that they were looking good from the very start. A big ‘thank you’ goes to the Cruden team who worked so generously alongside the school.”
Michael Palethorpe, community benefit manager at Cruden Building, said: “It was our absolute pleasure to be able to lend a helping hand to Holy Family and Lairdsland Primary Schools. We always do our best to give back to local communities where we are building and being able to improve the learning facilities for local school children has been extremely rewarding. We are delighted to have provided them with fantastic new facilities that will bring lots of fun and positive memories in years to come.”