Budding photographers at Musselburgh Burgh Primary School have proved they have an eye for a good shot in a bid to raise funds for playground improvements.

Pupils from 13 classes took part in a competition on the theme ‘Something That Makes You Smile’ during the Easter holidays to produce photos for a school calendar which will be sold in aid of the playground project.

Avril Campbell, reporter for the Musselburgh Courier, had the tough task of choosing winners on an anonymous basis and the results were announced at school assembly last Friday.

The overall winner was ‘Sunset In The Harbour’, by Romilly Upcraft, P4, which will appear on the front page of the Burgh Primary 2022 calendar.

The other winners were: ‘Barbies and My Friend Jack’ by Clara Bose, nursery; ‘There Are Eggs Under There!’ by Anna Thomson, P1; ‘Daffodil Picture’ by Vinnie Dunn, P1; ‘Etta In The Park’ by Lily Doherty, P2; ‘I Love Ice Cream’ by Caroline McDonough, P2/3; ‘Peek A Baa’ by Ava Virlogeux, P3; ‘Bassie The Guillemot’ by Ophelia Carter, P3/4; ‘Heidi’ by Lily Fisher, P5; ‘Spring Bunnies’ by Erica Olds, P5/6; ‘Books Hearts and Flowers’ by Anya Peet, P6; ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Angus Ross, P7; and ‘The Bridges 3’ by Lauren Hollingsworth, P7.

Avril said: “It was a very difficult decision as the standard was very high and the pupils were so imaginative with their subjects.”

S Luca of Musselburgh kindly donated chocolate treats for all the children who entered the competition.

Jon Doyle, headteacher, said: “Our all-weather pitch no longer has adequate goals, our adventure log-trail is intermittently closed due to disrepair and, vitally, surfaces and facilities need to be made safe and accessible for our wheelchair users.

“We value the support of our parent council in working with us to make our playground area everything it can be for our children and community.”

The parent council has also organised other fundraising initiatives, including Easyfundraising, a school lottery and a local scavenger hunt.