Strachan School pupils show they can scale Scolty

Strachan School P4-P7 pupils brave the elements to raise funds for their garden and eco-learning.
Strachan School P4-P7 pupils brave the elements to raise funds for their garden and eco-learning.

Wednesday, October 5, saw pupils from Strachan School scale the heights of Scolty Hill in an effort to raise funds for the school’s wild garden.

P4-P7 pupils undertook a sponsored walk following the Ardlair Path, which connects the village with the famous landmark, while P1-P3 pupils completed a beanie fun hunt in the school’s garden.

The event was to raise funds to help the school buy a polytunnel or greenhouse, to allow the pupils to grow vegetables and other plants as part of their outdoor learning experience.

The school is lucky enough to possess a lovely garden to its rear, which has the potential to be developed to support many different learning opportunities, as well as helping the school work towards the achievement of a Green Flag, which is awarded to schools demonstrating exceptional commitment to environmental education and management.