The pupils from last year’s Eco Group and the new Eco Group for 2017-2018 have been busy over the holidays and also in the first few weeks of the term.
In the holidays we had a couple of pupils who met with the ‘Scotland in Bloom’ and ‘Great Britain in Bloom’ judges to share the great partnership between Slopefield Allotments and Airyhall School. They did a great job and very confidently spoke with the judges, sharing their knowledge. We hope that Aberdeen does well in these two very prestigious competitions.
Airyhall School have also entered the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ initiative for the second year running. The Eco Group met with the judges Ian and Sandra and shared all the things we have been doing to to make our school and local area a better place for the community and pupils. The judges were very pleased and the judges were very pleased. We are one of only two schools in Scotland that entered last year and we were given a very high score last year.
Primary 2/3 have also been tidying up the school garden after 7 weeks of being left to grow wild to attract bees and butterflies. The Eco Group showed Mr Stephen Bly from Aberdeen City Council round the area and also took him up to the Community Garden. He was judging the Category 9 – School’s Gardens category in the Aberdeen in Bloom competition. The results came out last Wednesday and we were very successful in that we were given 2nd Prize for the category. The Nursery also got 2nd Prize for the ‘Tatttie Competition’. Well done to the school for doing so well!
Thank you also for the support of the teachers who came to Slopefield Allotments in the holidays to pick strawberries. We had one pupil who attended and managed to get all the best strawberries!