Cairns pupils help keep park clean

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

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.healthyn­ 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)

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