Cairns pupils help keep park clean
Pupils from Cairns Primary in Cambuslang enjoyed some time in the great outdoors last week.
Nine children receiving additional support for learning visited the park where they took part in a litter pick.
They visited the park last Thursday, May 14, just days after the park’s annual spring clean and bulb planting, and the children made a real difference around the entrance at Cairns Road.
Friends of Cambuslang Park chairman Edward Cais said: “Nine children accompanied by three teachers from Cairns Primary School came to Cambuslang Park to do a litter pick.
“They displayed great enthusiasm for the task in hand and skill in using the ‘Graptors’ - children’s litterpickers.”
Teacher Kevin Kearney added: “The children really enjoyed the activity and are looking forward to further visits to the park.”
Meanwhile, the Friends of Cambuslang Park are getting ready for their next event at the end of the month.
Edward added: “On Saturday, May 30, from 2-4pm, CamGlen Bike Town will be bringing their free Dr Bike service to Cambuslang Park.
“During Dr Bike sessions, their trained bike mechanic offers free bike safety checks and basic repairs. This can include pumping up tyres and adjusting brakes and gears, as well as advising on potential problems and giving tips on looking after your bike.
“The community police will also be on hand to give out advice and information on bicycle safety, in particular, and on crime prevention in general.
“This event is also a fundraiser for the Friends of Cambuslang Park, so there will be a few stalls. Our events are generally free, but we do need funds to operate, so there will be a modest charge, for example, 30p to play a game. Everyone is welcome; just cross your fingers for good weather!”
For more details about Bike Town visit http://www.healthynhappy.org. uk/bike-town
This Cairns Primary pupil is given a helping hand (right)
Pick up The Cairns pupils enjoyed using their graptors to tidy up Cambuslang park (above)
Bag it and bin it