Pupils at Dalmeny Primary were recently asked to suggest improvements that could be made to the school.
And the concensus of opinion was the idea to paint a mural on the school’s externalwall to help brighten up the playground.
Primary five pupils decided to take on the challenge of organising this and to raise funds for the materials.
They baked cakes and a selection of goodies and a community coffee morning was held in June. The event proved a great success with a fantastic turnout from parents and from members of the local community.
And with the money raised, they were able to buy paint and all the materials needed.
The next stage saw pupils asked to design ideas for the mural and with the assistance of a parent, Malcolm Simpson, he collated all the children’s ideas to design the mural.
The P5 pupils, class teacher Sarah Murray and Mr Simpson took to painting the mural on dry days.
Head teacher Laura Brandon said: ‘‘We are delighted with the results and feel that the pupils have had a great opportunity to be a part of such an exciting project.
‘‘It’s lovely that they can see their ideas come to life and to have had the opportunity to paint the mural themselves. The pupils enjoyed taking an active role in improving their school grounds and community.’’