Strathaven Drama Club
The drama club are currently in the rehearsal process for Oliver alongside the preparations for their Strathaven Gala float; thanks to Galloway and MacLeod of Stonehouse who have been unbelievably generous in giving use of a lorry. The sheltered housing complex in Strathaven will be getting a show from the members on Wednesday, May 24. They’ll get a sneaky peek of Oliver along with some show numbers from previous productions.
The next meeting of Strathaven Community Council will take place on Tuesday, April 24 at the Ballgreen Hall, starting at 7.30pm.
The club returns tomorrow evening following a week off when Gerald Dobson is giving an illustrated talk “Israel on a Bike”. On April 27, the club will will give a video tutorial night complete with video presentations on basic skills, composition and portrait lighting.
Easter Egg Hunt
David Wilson Homes held a special Easter Egg hunt at its Lauder Gardens development in Strathaven at the weekend. Easter treats were hidden inside the newbuild homes and in the garden. Once all the eggs had been found, kids were able to board the ‘fun bus’ – a double-decker fitted out with soft play kit. Estelle Sykes, sales director for Barratt Homes West Scotland, said: “The Easter Egg hunt is a great tradition and judging by the looks on their faces, our young visitors really enjoyed it. The ‘fun bus’ went down a storm as well, and it allowed the grown-ups a chance to discover what Lauder Gardens has to offer without having to worry about keeping an eye on their little ones!”
Green-fingered pupils at Kirklandpark Primary School were given a helping hand from CALA Homes last week. The housebuilder has provided the school with a donation of gardening equipment and accessories in support of National Gardening Week. As well as gardening tools including spades, trowels, rakes,
watering cans and gloves, the school also received an insect sculpture hotel and wildlife attracting seeds to encourage wildlife into the school gardens. Elaine Kirkwood, headteacher at Kirklandpark Primary School, said: “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.”