A NEW term started at Duloch Primary School with an improved playground – designed by pupils.

Last session, students agreed that the area was in need of an upgrade, with teacher Fiona MacLeod banding together with the Parent Council to figure out how to fund the project.

The youngsters were able to create their own ideal park and helped to choose equipment to be installed.

Over summer, work took place to install a new trim trail, which the school says has already been put to good use, with the kids calling it "amazing" and "challenging".

One Primary 6 youngster said: "I love the trim trail because everyone is fair and takes turns", while another added: "It's extremely active and all the kids at Duloch love and appreciate our new trim trail."

"It’s amazing because I like the spinning log at the start," a Primary 7 added, while fellow classmates said: “I love the trim trail. So many people are always on it and it’s really busy," and "It’s fun and challenging for everyone."

Fundraisers and grants were received to help make the changes, with Dunfermline Carnegie Trust donating £10,000 towards the project, alongside other nearby businesses.

The school is "hopeful" that the next installation of new equipment will be made during the October break.