Pupils at a Haddington primary school are working to revamp their nursery garden with the support of £1,000 of funding as part of our Eco-Gardens initiative.
Children from the nursery of Letham Mains Primary School have been creating a wish list and drawing up plans to transform the outdoor space, including the creation of a decked area with planters.
Overseen by Centre Manager Jenna Stevens, the children have started to get underway with the ambitious project and are learning positive skills that promote health and wellbeing with their efforts, providing a vibrant space for pupils to learn and play.
Bruce Murray, Head Teacher, said:
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the children to become involved in the design, planning and implementation of our garden improvements. The sense of ownership is obvious and we can’t wait to see their ideas realised. It will add value to their learning experience and enhance our setting. We were delighted to be involved.”
Launched in 2022, our Eco-Gardens Initiative provides funding for primary schools near some of our developments throughout Scotland and north-west England.
The programme supports schools to purchase outdoor gardening equipment, materials and plants, which are used by pupils to renovate outdoor areas within their school grounds and importantly enhances the opportunity for children to learn outdoors.
It was a pleasure to work with the staff at Letham Mains Primary School Nursery and see how their hard work will enhance their nursery garden space. We’re continuing to work closely with our community schools to grow and develop our connection with local residents and help enhance their fantastic efforts to enhance their local neighbourhoods