I wanted to share with you an inspiring example of cross-service working within Aberdeen City Council that really has made a positive and genuine difference to the school pupils of Kingswells primary school and the local community. Eric Wilde’s team in Communities, Housing and Infrastructure created excitement by transforming the play area in Kingswells schools. The team’s hard work and creative approach has delighted staff and pupils by creating a wonderful new play area with new equipment for everyone to enjoy. The Depute Head Teacher of Kingswells primary school, Dionne Cran, contacted the team with a request for some logs to use as stepping stones, the team responded and asked Ms Cran to send them a wish list and they would see what else they could do.
After much hard work they delivered the equipment and had the playground safe and ready for the school pupils by lunchtime. The play equipment will be used daily by pupils and allow them to enjoy their outdoor area even more. The dedication and commitment to improving the lives of children and young people is something that shared across the entire Council. I want to thank all the staff involved for their care and commitment to delivering this project. Their example highlights how much can be done through cross-directorate working. When we work together we can achieve great things and make a real and meaningful improvement to the lives of our children and young people.
Source: Directors Blog