Operation Frog Rescue in action
Amphibians vacate school pond
Burnside Primary pupils were given the opportunity to frogget all about it as they said goodbye to some amphibian friends.
Last week members of the Countryside Ranger Team based at Calderglen Country Park visited the school to undertake ‘Phase One’ of ‘Operation Frog Rescue’ from Burnside Primary’s garden pond.
Chris McGinley met with the school’s Eco Committee and Richard Woods, school janitor, to recover eight frogs, one newt and hundreds of tadpoles from the pond.
The pond, located in the school’s garden, is set to be demolished with the rest of the school as part of South Lanarkshire Council’s schools modernisation programme.
The frogs, newt and tadpoles were being relocated to ponds at Holmhills Park, which are to be improved this year as part of the Froglife project.
Pupils were pleased to hear that their much-loved pond creatures have found a new home.
The Rangers took time to allow the children to hold the frogs and newt while giving them lots of interesting information about them.
And the school are calling for people to help them gather memories before their building is demolished at the end of June.
Friends of Burnside Primary, a group of parents and teachers, are invited in to the school to take photos and say farewell during open sessions on June 18 and 19 from 3.30 till 5pm.
Headteacher Helen McGarvey said: “We have had a good response with photos - a wee reminder that photos/memories can be e-mailed to gw15burnsidememories@glow. sch.uk.”
A bit froggy Burnside pupils get a close up look at a frog
A newt experience A pupil holds the newt