Pupils re­ally dig CALA gar­den gifts

Folk­sies en­ter­tain el­derly

East Kilbride News - - INTIMATIONS -

Green-fin­gered pupils at Long Calder­wood Pri­mary School have been given a help­ing hand by house­builders CALA Homes.

The young­sters have re­ceived new gar­den­ing equip­ment and ac­ces­sories in sup­port of Na­tional Gar­den­ing Week.

The school was handed trow­els, rakes and also re­ceived an in­sect sculp­ture ho­tel.

Lynn Jamieson, head teacher at Long Calder­wood Pri­mary, told the News:“We are thrilled with this kind do­na­tion from CALA Homes which is a great way to get the chil­dren more in­volved in gar­den­ing.

“Chil­dren can learn new skills, have fun and de­velop self-con­fi­dence by spend­ing time in the gar­den which is some­thing we ac­tively en­cour­age.

“This new equip­ment will help get the chil­dren en­gaged with the school gar­dens as well as cre­ate a more at­trac­tive en­vi­ron­ment for ev­ery­one to en­joy.”

Liana Cana­van, sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for CALA Homes (West), added: “We’re de­lighted to be able to sup­port Long Calder­wood Pri­mary School and hope the chil­dren en­joy us­ing the new equip­ment.” A the­atre group dropped by Green­hills to en­ter­tain some lo­cal se­nior cit­i­zens and those from fur­ther afield.

The Folksy The­atre group called into Green­hills Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in an event funded by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s day care ser­vices for older peo­ple.

It was sug­gested to Coun­cil­lor Archie Buchanan that the club could host an event, in­volv­ing ser­vice users from lo­cal author­ity day cen­tres in Rutherglen and East Kilbride, in­clud­ing the Dementia Car­ers Group.

Archie, who is chair of Green­hills Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club, said: “A re­ally good af­ter­noon was had by all.

“And we would like to thank the re­source man­ager of day care ser­vices for older peo­ple Linda McCal­lion who is keen to build com­mu­nity links and in par­tic­u­lar, Al­li­son Des­mond, se­nior care worker, who played a ma­jor part on the day with her sev­eral of her col­leagues.

“Work­ing to­gether with the coun­cil and sev­eral other agen­cies shows how things are hap­pen­ing in Green­hills for older peo­ple. Any­one in East Kilbride is very wel­come to at­tend our club.”

Bloom­ing mar­vel­lous Prin­ci­pal teacher Anne Steel with head boy Matthew Grant and head girl Emily Booth

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