Echline fun day proves a success

The Cantilever Challenge at Echline Fun Day
The Cantilever Challenge at Echline Fun Day

There was plenty of 
entertainment to be had

when Echline Primary School 
in Queensferry staged its 
annual PSA Fun Day.

The event last Saturday had numerous activities including a bouncy castle, beat the goalie, tombola, face painting, cake and candy, hot dogs, plant stall, a mini-animal zoo and many more.

The local fire brigade 
attended as did local library staff who organised book reading and arts and crafts sessions.

Primary six pupils organised a raffle, contacting local businesses for prizes, and they also staged their own fun day games, raising over £260.

Angela Whytock, PSA chairwoman said: ‘‘In total we raised over £2200. We hope to spend the money on replacing some of the existing larger playground equipment/trim trail and also hope purchase a new, smaller trim trail for the younger children.’’

Also attending were members of Queensferry Ambition (QA) who provided an attraction designed to raise awareness of the forthcoming celebrations that are part of the Forth Bridges Festival, which this year focusses on the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge.

Children were invited to try and balance their parents using the Cantilever Principle technique made famous by bridge designer Benjamin Baker.

More than 100 people tried their luck.

Diane Brown, QA project manager said, “We saw this as a fun way for the families to engage in the bridge celebrations.’’