Pupils from two North Lanarkshire schools have been digging in ahead of their move to a shared campus.
Kids from Newmains and St Brigid’s primary schools along with children from Newmains Family Learning Centre and Newmains nursery planted trees on the site of their new campus, which is set to open in February next year.
The event, which took place on Monday, December 5, also marked national tree planting week – the UK’s largest annual tree celebration.
Pupils planted two apple and one damson plum tree in the new nursery’s outdoor play area.
Annie Guthrie, a pupil at Newmains Primary, said: “I’m so excited to move into my new school, I think it will be big and bright and I want to use the slide.
St Brigid’s Primary pupil Tommy McGuinnes added: “I can’t wait to use all the playground equipment like the treehouse, slide and football pitches.”
The council’s education, children and families convener, Councillor Angela Campbell, was on hand during the ceremony.
She told Lanarkshire Live : “It was lovely meeting pupils and staff and seeing how excited they are about the new community hub. It looks very impressive and will be a superb facility for young people and the wider community alike.”
Each year as part of national tree planting week, the country’s conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to plant thousands of trees to mark the start of the annual tree planting season.
To read more about National Tree Week, visit the official website.
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