School grounds clearing afternoon 24th September 2011

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In preparation for our Green Flag inspection day, we had an afternoon of grounds tidying on Saturday 24th September 2011. With John on the tractor, Dave with the mower and Pete with the strimmer the grounds soon began to look shipshape. Hazel and Lorraine made a superb job of the raised beds; the greenhouse looked immaculate due to the work of Mary and Emma and the quiet garden began to look serene following the thorough raking and weeding by Jane. The children helped by weeding, clearing stones and they also had fun playing and working together. Thank you very much to all the parents for such sterling work – it has made a huge difference.

For our Green Flag award we have focused on three specific areas – litter, school grounds and energy. In April we carried out a Beach Clean as part of the Keep Scotland Tidy campaign. Over the past year, the children and parents have worked hard to improve the school grounds in all sorts of ways. We have planted trees and bulbs, made a log pile for insects, cleared out the greenhouse and poly tunnel and put them to better use and cleared out the pond so that it can be habitat for wildlife. The Lismore Energy Project sponsored our new raised beds and gardening hut and we have had our first very successful crop of vegetables. By growing our vegetables, we are saving energy as the vegetables do not need to be packaged or transported.

Text and photographs provided by Catherine Davies on 3rd October 2011

Comments

Alan Walker sent the following comments on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 15:59:36 +0100

Great work everyone well done.

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