Military covenant funded school games area welcomed

Group Captain Paul Godfrey opens the new play area with parents and teachers of St Gerardine Primary School. (pic: Crown Copyright taken by Sgt Stu Fenwick).
Group Captain Paul Godfrey opens the new play area with parents and teachers of St Gerardine Primary School. (pic: Crown Copyright taken by Sgt Stu Fenwick).

A NEW MULTI-GAMES are created at a local school was the focus of a visit from the Station Commander at RAF Lossiemouth.

Group Captain Paul Godfrey called in at St Gerardine Primary School in Lossiemouth to see for himself the games area that was jointly funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund (AFCF), the sportScotland Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund and the school’s own Parent Council.

A new fenced and floodlit area has been created that includes markings for three different sport as well as providing a large sand play area that incorporates rustic play equipment.

Built in an area of the town that has few outdoor play areas for three to 12-year-olds, the facility will be made available for use by community groups outside school times.

Half the total cost – £70,000 – was provided by the AFCF, viable because of the high number of service children attending St Gerardine as well as the clear desire to work in partnership with their local military unit and encourage community integration.

Sarah Riley-Evans is the community development officer at RAF Lossiemouth. She said: “RAF Lossiemouth was delighted to support this local school in their application for funding.

“The multi user games facility will provide a hub within the community where service children and their families can meet with members of the local community.”

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