Pupils plant bulbs in Scremerston

Pupils from Scremerston First School helped to plant 6,000 native wild bulbs at the Armstrong Court supported housing complex.

Thursday, 20th October 2016, 1:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:11 pm
Scremerston pupils planted bulbs at Armstrong Court sheltered housing complex.

Funding was delivered through Four Housing’s Community Development Fund, in partnership with Berwick Community Trust and Groundworks North East.

The pupils will return to Armstrong Court in February to plant snowdrop bulbs and complete the work.

Gillian Buchan, a customer engagement officer at Four Housing, said: “The planting scheme at Armstrong Court will greatly benefit residents at the scheme who will get to enjoy the colourful blooms next summer, while the pupils got to learn about horticulture and the environment.

“The scheme will also help cement positive relationships between younger and older people from within the community, breaking down any potential barriers from a young age.”

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Donna Dickson, Community Development Worker at Berwick Community Trust, said: “As an organisation we’re committed to improving communities across Berwick. This project will not only brighten up Armstrong Court for the residents to enjoy, it has been a fun learning experience for the primary school pupils.”

Jane Austin-Walker, senior project officer – volunteer and greenspace at Groundwork NE & Cumbria, said: “The pupils from Scremerston First School did a fantastic job with the planting and can take real pride in having made a real difference in something that will enhance their local area.”