MAX THE RABBIT HOPS INTO SPOTLIGHT AT DALRY PRIMARY’S NEW PLAYGROUND
Pupils from Dalry Primary school are benefiting from a newly refurbished playground, as well as the addition of Max the new bunny rabbit, thanks to the construction team who worked on the newly extended Haymarket station. Since returning from the school holidays, pupils have been able to take advantage of a new bike shed, landscaped surroundings and newly painted equipment.
Since returning from the school holidays, pupils have been able to take advantage of new football, basketball and cycle facilities as well as landscaped surroundings and newly painted equipment. Pupils have also welcomed the addition of Max the rabbit who has moved into his new hutch.
The improvements to the playground come following the 18 month construction works at Haymarket Station. The station works are part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), a £650m investment by the Scottish Government, being delivered by Network Rail.
Tom McPake, senior programme manager for EGIP said: “Throughout the project we have forged a strong partnership with Dalry Primary School to support classroom activities and provide interactive opportunities for pupils to learn about rail safety and engineering.
“The pupils have been involved throughout the project and are a credit to the school. Activities included burying a time capsule within the station, building a scale model suspension bridge as part of an engineering learning exercise and providing the choir for the formal opening of the station just before Christmas last year.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the school and we hope the children enjoy their new playground facilities .”
Grant Gilles, head teacher at Dalry Primary School, said: “The pupils have enjoyed getting to know their new playground and Max the rabbit! They have embraced the opportunity to learn about rail safety and the new station. I would like to thank Network Rail and Morgan Sindall who have supported the school throughout.”