A NORTH west primary school is to become the "first in Glasgow" to ask the council for cash to fund outdoor suits for pupils to aid social distancing efforts.

Blairdardie Primary is understood to have submitted a grant application of £4,000 to Glasgow City Council's Drumchapel/Anniesland Area Partnership to deck out the youngsters in waterproof clothing.

The move is to accommodate the need for children to spend more time outside to allow for social distancing measures due to Covid-19.

Councillors will decide whether to approve the fund when it comes before the committee later this month.

The area's Councillor Paul Carey said: "One parent asked me if it was possible to get funding for waterproofs for the children when they are outdoors.

"Given the fact that the council wants the children to be outside as much as possible, I will, therefore, be supporting this bid and I hope my colleagues will do the same.

"I will also be encouraging the other local primary schools to apply."

Cllr Chris Cunningham, city convener for education, skills and early years said: “Our schools and nurseries will be looking at a number of imaginative ways in which to maximise external space in schools and playgrounds and expand outdoor learning opportunities as we continue to educate our children and young people during the pandemic.”

It comes after Lourdes Primary school, in the city's South Side, called for funding to build a shelter in its playground.

As previously reported in the Glasgow Times, the Cardonald school said pupils were left drenched in Storm Francis prompting the move to create a suitable outdoor space.