Pupils clear Cellardyke path

Waid pupils: Jamie Mackenzie, Jake Rodger, David Kelly, Stuart Kirchacz, Jordan Redpath, Jack Bruce, and in the background Kayane Adam and Kirsten Moore.
Waid pupils: Jamie Mackenzie, Jake Rodger, David Kelly, Stuart Kirchacz, Jordan Redpath, Jack Bruce, and in the background Kayane Adam and Kirsten Moore.

Pupils from Waid Academy answered the call from Cellardyke Residents Association (CRA) to help clear the right of way path from Braehead to the War Memorial at the north end of Cellardyke.

The work involves brashing back large amounts of overspill garden shrubs and clearing the area of the expanding undergrowth on the pathway, which is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Ken Brown, teacher, said: “I have been very impressed by the enthusiasm of the pupils. They are studying for their Steps to Work SQA award, and this practical work reinforces the academic part of their studies.

“Many pupils enjoy the physical nature of the work as well as a welcome relief from class work.”

The equipment was bought using a grant from the Norah Webber Trust.

Glenn Jones, chairman of CRA, is delighted with the fruits of this co-operation between Waid and the community. He said: “The pupils of Waid Academy should be congratulated for their hard and effective work, and their tidy house keeping on site.

“It is a model of community involvement which is really making a difference to a part of Cellardyke which was in danger of becoming overgrown and unsightly. The pupils are really making a difference, and the CRA looks forward to working with them as part of the team enhancing the floral displays around Cellardyke this summer.”