Rothesay pupils open school garden to public

Rothesay Primary School's Green Fingered Garden opened its doors to the public on Thursday.
Rothesay Primary School's Green Fingered Garden opened its doors to the public on Thursday.

Rothesay Primary School’s Green Fingered Garden was opened to the public on Thursday afternoon, giving pupils’ families and friends the chance to see the fruits - and vegetables - of their hard work over recent months.

The garden was opened in 2008 and now has a well established role providing food for the Rothesay Joint Campus kitchen as well as educating pupils in the art of ‘growing your own’.

Among the crops on show on Thursday were P2’s peas in a pod, P5’s tomatoes, lettuce, radishes and other salad veg from the school’s pre-5 class, P4 potatoes, P6 fruit trees, P1/2’s herb garden and P3’s sweet peas and soft fruits.

Neither fruit nor vegetable, but equally delicious, were the burgers being cooked and sold by Rothesay Academy hospitality students and being eagerly consumed by a steady stream of pupils, mums, dads and friends who came to see around the garden.

Kirsteen MacDonald, Rothesay Primary’s head of learning and teaching, said: “We have quite a few pupils who come in every day to work in the garden and it’s really good to see it so busy.”