Aberdeen pupils enjoy educational gardening session hosted by Barratt
Green-fingered Aberdeen primary school students learned some new gardening skills during a colourful plant-potting session hosted by Barratt Developments Scotland.
The housebuilder - which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes (BDW) – worked with landscaping company, Life Landscaping, to host an educational gardening session for primary five pupils from Charleston School, at its nearby new homes development, Charleston Green in Cove.
Youngsters got to take part in a plant-potting class (hosted by BDW) with exclusive guest landscaper, learning about plant care and sustainable garden enhancements and installations that benefit wildlife. Afterwards, the pupils got to explore the show home garden, wildlife pond, colourful bee and butterfly-friendly flower patches, and help re-fill the bird feeders.
The class was also given seeds from the RSPB to take back to school with them, and each pupil got to take their potted plant home to care for. The housebuilder also gifted the school with four brand-new flower planters which have been installed in the playground.
David Palmer, managing director of Barratt and David Wilson North Scotland at Barratt Developments, said: “At Barratt Developments, we’re committed to giving back to the communities we build in. Charleston School is a stone’s throw away from our latest development in Cove, Charleston Green.
“We were delighted to welcome the class of primary five for an educational gardening session at one of our show homes - it’s so important for young people to spend time outdoors, learning about the environment and being kind to nature, so I’m pleased that the session was a success.”
The Charleston community in the coastal town of Cove features a collection of energy-efficient three, four and five-bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, just five miles from the city centre. The family homes are close to a range of schools, work and leisure amenities, with transport connections such as access to Wellington Road and the A92.