Burnbrae Primary School is delighted with a gift of road safety play equipment for pupils.
Alistair McGowan, Managing Director for M&M Road Surfacing Ltd, donated unused traffic equipment to the school's provision for children with autism, for learning and playtime. Items including traffic cones, barriers, road signs, reflective vests and hard hats were gratefully received by teacher Amy Richmond.
Teacher, Amy Richmond, with pupils from Braehead Primary School, together with Alistair McGowan, Managing Director of M&M Road Surfacing Ltd
Amy had mentioned to Alistair about the pupil's recent project in road safety in which they learned life skills including road safety when crossing. She has incorporated the gifts into the curriculum and playtime. Amy said: "Before, at break times they could play on their own with the limited resources we had. But since we got the road equipment they have been working together in groups and it has helped develop their creative play and imagination which can be a barrier and challenging for children with autism."
The 18 lucky pupils who benefit from the items range from primary 1 to primary 7, and they have already set up circuits around the playground resembling roads and barricaded off areas of the playground - such as where the teachers stand!
Alistair visited the school for the first time since he donated the equipment and said: "It's absolutely fantastic to see how they are using all the equipment. You can see the difference it has made". He also added that he has ordered sandbags due to popular demand from the children.
Councillor Bob Constable, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "This is a fantastic example of a local company supporting the community in partnership with the council. Well done to everyone involved."