You may remember that some weeks ago Yvonne McLeod and Stephen Shaw visited Riverbank to ‘consult’, with a number of our pupils, on the plans Aberdeen City Council have for the refurbishment of the Alexander Terrace Playpark.
The children worked very well together to look at the suggestions which were being made. Their favourite plan was taken away by Yvonne and Stephen and further consultations were to take place with other groups which would want to use the playpark.
Now, Yvonne has sent us some information about the next phase of the project. Over to Yvonne:
“It’s time for a wee update on the Alexander Terrace play area project. I have attached a copy of the plan that has come out top after our full evaluation process has been completed. It was the favourite of the majority of children who took part in the consultation afternoon so I hope that they will be pleased with this result.
One change to the plan will be an inclusive roundabout instead of the one shown which means that wheelchair users will be able to have fun at the park, too!
The kit has been ordered and we expect it to arrive sometime in December. The exact timing of the installation is still uncertain at this stage but we hope that it will be one of the first to go in this year.
Thanks to yourself for your assistance and for providing such a great group of children to help us with our decision. Please also pass on our thanks to the group who worked so hard on our behalf and who we really enjoyed meeting.
I will be in touch again once the site is up and running.
It’s great to read how impressed Yvonne was with our school and its pupils and so, now we’ll wait to see the finished play park and, hopefully if Yvonne organises a ‘Grand Opening’, we can all go along and play on the new equipment. But….we will, of course, have respect for the equipment and the environment and look after the new play park.
RRSA / UNCRC
Article 13 – Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Article 27 – Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs…….
Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.