We had some fantastic assistance from 50 S6 pupils from Morrison’s Academy in Crieff recently. Originally the group were to be split across 4 sites including Lady Mary’s, MacRosty Park, The Knock and James Square with Crieff in Leaf.
Storm Hector, however, had other ideas! Due to the wind we had to curtail the day slightly and move everyone to MacRosty Park and James Square. The advantage of this was the group was able to go and tidy up and branches blown off trees from the storm within the park quickly.
The group focused on three separate areas within the park:
Group 1 was helping to weed the border of the park adjacent to Comrie Road. They worked hard and got over half of it completed.
Group 2 were working on the flower beds down the steps to the bottom of the park and also the hard surfaces of the steps as well. Which look fantastic now after all their hard work.
Group 3 were finishing off some of the lade management that was required. They completed that task and hopefully that will keep the lade flowing without fault for the foreseeable future!
Group 4 were in James Square supporting Crieff in Leaf to manage some of the hard surfaces removing the weeds from there and also from the beds.
All of these activities had a huge benefit to the community and keep our greenspaces looking amazing.
A special thanks go out to the S6 pupils for their efforts in supporting their local community.