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Case Study

Learning Spaces Magazine

civic’s Andrew Siddall charts the process of sustained parent involvement in the design of and fundraising for a new school playground at Edinburgh’s largest Primary School.

Towerbank Primary in Portobello has Edinburgh’s largest intake (5 classes of first years in 2014-15) and yet the least interesting and catered for playground. The City Council do not have any funds to promote change and so a dedicated group of parents has formed a loose working group to search out funding opportunities in order to try and get some physical change to take place in the otherwise barren tarmac playspace.

The article charts their effort so far and ┬ásets out how ‘parent power’ might one day deliver a better landscape for generations of children to come.