Pupils really dig CALA garden gifts
Folksies entertain elderly
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