Bloom group aims to make a difference

Castlehill pupils performing at the launch.
Castlehill pupils performing at the launch.

NURSERY children, school pupils and a plant expert were among those who took part in Cupar in Bloom’s 2013 launch event in the town’s Corn Exchange on Wednesday.

Bloom group chair Mary Law welcomed everyone to the fourth such launch which also marked the 10th anniversary of its entry in Beautiful Scotland.

Taking the theme ‘Making a difference by lending a hand’, Mary said various groups and organisations had made a difference in Cupar by working together and “lending a hand” to each other.

Proudly on display was the impressive Wright Sustainability Award, which was presented to the town at last year’s Beautiful Scotland competition.

Presentations – in words and song – were given by Castlehill and St Columba’s primaries, whose children discussed their contributions towards Cupar in Bloom. Castlehill youngsters also presented Mrs Law with a hedgehog house.

Kilmaron pupils described the work in their school garden which has produced onions and other vegetables which have appeared in snacks and soup.

A film of last year’s eco week at Bell Baxter High School was among the highlights of a presentation by pupils.

Mrs Law received a decorated card from the youngsters of Cupar ‘Y’ nursery, who also entertained everyone with a couple of songs.

An enlightening talk on ‘Plants for purpose’ was given by expert Margaret Lear, from Bankfoot, who mentioned several plants which attract bees and butterflies.

Cupar Rotary Club president Rennie Ritchie, whose organisation is a keen supporter of Cupar in Bloom, said the group’s future rested with the young people of the town, whose eco, recycling and planting efforts were “fantastic.”