Con­struc­tion club kids build new be­gin­nings

Pupils get toy boost

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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