Kirkcaldy pupils making a clean sweep

Senior pupils from Kirkcaldy's High Schools with hi-visibility vests provided by Kirkcaldy Rotary Club
Senior pupils from Kirkcaldy's High Schools with hi-visibility vests provided by Kirkcaldy Rotary Club

Environmentally-friendly pupils from Kirkcaldy High School have been planting the seeds of change in their local community.

As well as planting projects in school grounds and Dunnikier Park, pupils have been working with Growing Kirkcaldy on litter picking and dog fouling.

Debbie Aitken, depute head at KHS, said: “We have a Learning Council, a group of around 20 pupils here at the school, and they met with Judith Kerr to talk about the community and what we could do to improve it.

“There are already initiatives going on with Greener Kirkcaldy, such as planting flowers and trees in the park. We have done a biodiversity study in our grounds, and there have been litter patrols in our grounds and through the Middle Den area. Pupils have also been identifying where we could put litter bins.

“We hope by improving the area, it will encourage others in the community to do the same and to take a pride in their surroundings.

“Another thing the pupils picked up on in their survey was the amount of dog fouling. We’ve been thinking about what we could do to get people to clean up after them.

“All of the ideas have been taken to Growing Kirkcaldy, which has funding for such projects, and the pupils have been discussing them with the group.”

Judith Kerr, of Growing Kirkcaldy, said: “The pupils are doing a great job, and this is being replicated around the town’s secondary schools.”