Play area opens
Haugh of Urr Nursery at Hardgate Primary School has a new outdoor play area – thanks to a group of dedicated parent volunteers.
From having only a small rubberised area for games, the space now includes two additional sections.
One features a woodchip area, giant sandpit, mud kitchen and exploration table.
The other has artificial grass with a stepped/staged space, large cable drum table and a new den.
A climbing pyramid is also proving popular with the tots.
All equipment was made using recycled materials.
Donated crates, tyres, decking boards, containers and guttering allow the children to make dens, assault courses, cars and other inventions.
Nursery manager Susan Bagnall said: “Over the course of the last month a small group of willing parent volunteers have worked really hard to create this fantastic outdoor space.
“We’ve also developed the front of our building to include giant tyres for planting and growing activities.
“The Rotary club in Castle Douglas has kindly offered to supply us with a variety of fruit trees and shrubs which will all add to the children’s experiences.
“We’ve had so much support from local businesses and our local community to make this outdoor space a stimulating, play and learning environment.”
She added: “We can’t thank everyone enough.”