Architecture students have unveiled a series of designs intended to breathe new life into an Aberdeenshire primary school’s playgrounds.
The team from Robert Gordon University have been working alongside Portlethen Primary pupils to come up with exciting new visions for the site.
Since February, the third year students have been working in teams of five to turn the youngsters’ dreams into finished plans.
An adventure park, a sports pitch, an amphitheatre, an eco-garden and jungle swings are among the big ideas which they h
And the project could come to fruition as part of the school’s Playground Improvement Project – which is aiming to raise funds for the upgrade of the outdoor area.
So far about £10,000 is in place.
Architecture student, Kirsten MacFarlane, 20, said the pupils had been their first “real-life clients”, adding: “It has been a really great creative process and has definitely been a lot of fun.
“It is the first time that we have worked with real-life clients and in that way we have learnt a lot.
“The children who have been part of the project have been aged five to 11 and 12 and it has been interesting working with the different age groups and seeing what ideas have come through.”
Portlethen Primary’s deputy head teacher, Sandra McKechnie, said: “The proposals that the students have come up with are faultless – very creative and child-friendly ideas which really use the outside area to its full potential.
“It is going to be a very hard task to choose which of the elements we would like to see taken forward and of course, we now need to focus on the fundraising aspect of the project.”
The designs have been unveiled to staff, pupils and parents and will be on show at the school for the next four weeks so people can give their feedback.