Playground Improvements at South Morningside Primary 2017 – 18

Last year the City of Edinburgh Council halted all school playground improvement projects in response to the safety concerns raised by parents in regards to the new playground installations at Sciennes Primary and Crammond Primary. As a result, all future playground projects will have to comply to new standards of health and safety.

After three years of waiting, we have been given the go ahead to create an environmental garden in the area of the playground nearest to the Craiglea Drive. This will replace the outdated trim track, creating spaces for children to socialise and relax, in addition to planting and harvesting their own fruit and vegetables.

Members of staff have been to visit schools with similar projects (as can be seen in the photos below). Works will start in the Autumn with the removal of the trim track and the creation of seated planters. We continue to improve our Loose Parts Play provision and extend the range of equipment the children have to play with.