A Moray school’s playground has a new look thanks to children’s efforts.

Determined pupils at Mosstodloch Primary raised a whopping £3023 to fund the renovations - a total which James Jones & Sons Limited offered to double.

Youngsters raised the total with a variety of fundraising events. A Christmas Fayre, which raised £900, got the ball rolling in December, before a further £220 was raised by bucket shaking at Speymouth Hall and selling snacks and glow sticks at a school disco raised £400.

More was raised through Tesco’s blue token scheme, and then youngsters decided to approach a local councillor and enquire about funding.

Councillor Marc Macrae (Conservative, Fochabers-Lhanbryde) was the recipient of a letter from school pupils, and £1,500 was allocated to the cause.

Robert Mann said “When the School initially approached James Jones and Sons Ltd to participate in their project we were more than happy to get involved. As a local employer we of course wanted to support the community and encourage the children in their fundraising. In addition to an initial donation, it was promised to match any amount that the children could raise themselves. This perhaps gave some extra stimulus, as after an outstanding effort by all the children we were able to present them with a cheque for over £3,000. A great result for their project and a real credit to everyone involved."