Duo are green fin­gered friends

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Two pupils from Cathkin High’s ASN unit have been given places on South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s Grass Routes project.

The project is an out of school prac­ti­cal learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that fo­cuses on hor­ti­cul­ture.

Two days a week, S3 pupils Rea­gan Grieve and Calum McMil­lan will at­tend the White­hill Neigh­boor­hood Cen­tre in Hamil­ton hop­ing to achieve many dif­fer­ent vo­ca­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

The ASN unit has also been awarded some fund­ing to al­low them to de­velop their own gar­den space us­ing the boys’skills. This will in­clude grow­ing some of the best fruits in sea­son and show­ing the link be­tween grow­ing fruits and mak­ing sus­tain­able and healthy eat­ing choices.

The project will run un­til the end of the sum­mer term.

Mr McGown, the ASN teacher, said: “For Calum and Rea­gan, this is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to learn trans­fer­able skills and qual­i­fi­ca­tions out with what we pro­vide here in Cathkin High. It is also a great chance for the rest of the pupils in the ASN base to see the ef­fort and work put into grow­ing and cul­ti­vat­ing fruit and veg­eta­bles and then to see the fruits of their labour at the end of this bril­liant project.”

Green duo Cathkin pupils Rea­gan Grieve and Calum McMil­lan

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