A north-east school has launched a plea for funding – by producing a special video.
Dunnottar Primary School in Stonehaven wants to raise £10,000 through a crowdfunder to help spruce up its playground.
The video features some of the pupils singing and rapping about what their playground could be transformed into if they secure the cash needed.
Currently the playground is made of concrete which has become grey and patchy and is in need of a revamp.
If the school hits its £10,000 target, different areas would be created including a woodland section, outdoor classroom and sensory planting.
It is hoped to include a wall of mirrors and an art zone with murals created by pupils and community members.
Head teacher Lisa Williams told the Evening Express: “The whole school is involved in this.
“We are hoping to get our message out there about the crowdfunder and some people in the community or local businesses involved.
“Every little does help and if anyone is able to donate that would be fantastic.”
The school has offered rewards to those who donate, including an invitation to the opening, as well as featuring logos from any firms, and names of people who donate.
Ms Williams added: “The area would be open to everyone at the evenings and weekends for the whole community, and would be something they could be proud of.
“We are looking to create a space that would celebrate Stonehaven too with themes of the town including the harbour, sea and woodland brought into the school grounds.
“The school has plans in place for an outdoor classroom as it would hopefully allow more creativity in the pupils by using a different learning environment.”
The school’s mascot, Olly the Otter, would feature heavily in signage around the new areas created.
Megan Primrose, Dunnottar playground project leader and school parent council member, helped create the video.
She said: “I wrote the song that the children perform in the video and my husband, Kenneth, helped film it. It was a lot of fun and the kids were great – they are at this fantastic age where they are enthusiastic and don’t get embarrassed.”
The crowdfunder has raised £1,500 so far. Members of the public can donate at bit.ly/2rn9dWP