Cruden Building lends support to outdoor learning project

CRUDEN Building has made a donation to a Glasgow primary school to create an outdoor learning space.

The big-hearted construction firm has pledged £1,250 towards the project at Ibrox Primary and Nursery School, which aims to improve the children’s’ shared playground space.

Ibrox Primary has no outside grass and Cruden’s donation will allow the playground to be transformed into a space where children can learn outdoors and engage with nature. Phase one of the project has already been completed.

The school is situated close to Cruden’s Hinshelwood Drive development, which is delivering 152 new affordable homes on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), part of Wheatley Group. The donation comes as part of the Community Benefits clause that Wheatley asks of its contractors.

The clause seeks to ensure that developments have a positive impact on the local area through job creation and training opportunities and improving the lives of people in the area.

Fiona Young, head teacher at Ibrox Primary and Nursery, said, “We had made great progress with this outdoor project but thanks to the fantastic support of Cruden Building, we can fully realise the dream of this large outdoor play area for pupils to safely enjoy.”

Gordon Lee, director of Cruden Building, commented, “At Cruden Building, we are committed to supporting good causes in the local areas that we work in. We’re delighted to support this school project in partnership with the GHA and we hope the children have many years of fun and learning outdoors in this new play area.”

Jennifer Russell, GHA managing director, added, “Our 152 new affordable homes at Ibrox are really taking shape and we’re looking forward to the first tenants moving in.

“We are very keen our contractors in all our developments provide benefits for local people and this school planters project is a great example. We hope the children will enjoy it for many years to come.”