Bervie pupils see the fruits of their labour with garden

Children from Bervie Primary welcomed parents and teachers to the opening ceremony of their new garden which is the culmination of two years work.
Children from Bervie Primary welcomed parents and teachers to the opening ceremony of their new garden which is the culmination of two years work.

Pupils from Bervie Primary School celebrated the opening of their new infant garden last Thursday with an opening ceremony and garden party.

Teachers, representatives from local businesses and parents were invited along to see the completed garden, which is the culmination of two years planning and hard work.

Former pupil and local businessman Michael Fotheringham officially opened the garden last week (June 27) following a presentation from pupils. Guests were then invited to stay for refreshments and to have a look around the garden.

The area, which is adjacent to the infant classrooms, had been deemed unsuitable for use as it had previously been the site of a landfill, and there was broken glass in the soil.

But this problem was solved when Aberdeenshire Council agreed to make the area safe, and parents and local businesses began to donate their time and resources to creating what will be used as an outdoor learning area.

Children from Primary One and Two have worked with other classes to think of ideas, plan, model and create their new garden. Local businesses donated slabs, a shed, gravel and manpower, while parents helped to paint the external walls of the building and create a vegetable plot and herb garden.

The school and pupils would like to thank Fotheringham Developments, GF Bisset, Bruce Plant Hire, A.Stewart & Son, McConechys and Talisman for their kind donations.