Opening of new nursery garden in Cardenden

Youngsters have been planting in their new garden and allotment at Cardenden Primary

Youngsters have been planting in their new garden and allotment at Cardenden Primary

Green fingered pupils and staff have officially opened a new nursery garden and allotment at Cardenden Primary.

Susan Harper, head- teacher, welcomed friends of the school to mark the event at a ceremony on May 19.

Eleanor MacGregor, Fife Council area education officer, officially opened the garden while nursery youngsters sang their favourite songs and rhymes about potatoes, carrots and peas.

The garden and allotment area has been created because there wasn’t an area where the children could grow their own fruit and vegetables.

A successful application was submitted to the Lottery Awards for All scheme and as a result the school received money to plan and build a new garden and allotment.

Mrs Harper said: “The school and nursery staff worked with the children to come up with ideas and plans for how the area would look.

“I arranged for Stephen Duffy who heads up the parks, streets and open spaces department within Fife Council to draw up plans and decide on appropriate materials for fencing and raised beds.

“In February building work started and the boys and girls in the nursery enjoyed watching diggers and machinery being used to transform the area next to the nursery.

“When building finished, children and staff decided what to plant. Donations of seedlings and fruit trees were given by parents. Homebase staff also brought herbs, salad leaves and sweetcorn. The children had fun planting, watering and weeding.”




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