Construction club kids build new beginnings
Pupils get toy boost
Burnside Primary’s construction kids have managed to build up their club.
The Reformer told a few weeks ago how the school’s Lego club could not cope with demand, as they didn’t have enough of the toy to go round.
However their appeal for more Lego worked - and now the club will be able to welcome in more kids.
Head teacher Helen McGarvey was thrilled with the amount that’s poured in.
She said: “We’re delighted with the response.
“As a result of the article in the Reformer and an appeal in the school newsletter, we’ve had plenty of people get in touch.
“We’ve had friends an neighbours who’ve donated, and the parent council have donated £ 500, which has gone towards buying plenty of new Lego.”
They were also helped out by Morrison Construction, who are currently working on the new school building.
After hearing about the school’s search they also offered to donate.
“They had seen our plea and wanted to help out - they’d just done the Safety Sam talks for the pupils .
“That was the first link to the new school for the pupils as they’ve just seen the frame of the building being built and Morrison were happy to donate.
“We were really pleased that Jim Johnston and Stephen McWilliams came over to hand over the Lego.”
Now the school is already planning to increase the club to cope with the demand.
Helen added: “It’s so popular that we’ll be able to expand it to other stages. Already we are planning to run it another couple of times during the week.
“The whole club is great for creativity and team- work, and really helps with the social side too.”
Construction crew Pupils Jamie Stuart, Molly Taggart, Jannie Phillips, Rian McInulty, Ella McWilliams and Megan Owen with Jim Johnstone, community skills for Morrison Construction; Ali McGovern and Stephen McWilliams