Drumchapel spring clean is child’s play

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14 MAY 2013NEWS RELEASE No: 15940

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Two Drumchapel Primary schools joined forces and braved the blustery weather to give their local area a spring clean last week as part of an event organised by Forestry Commission Scotland, in collaboration with the G15 Youth Project and Safe Clean Glasgow.

The event saw children from Camstradden Primary School and St. Clare’s Primary School team up to make a giant litter picking squad. The children split their day between the two school sites, collecting litter around Drummore Road and Ladyloan Avenue, doing their bit to improve the area for their local communities. Together, the children collected around 30 bags of rubbish.

Derek Shannan, the Forestry Commission Scotland Community Ranger who organised the event, commented: “This was a fantastic community event which taught the children awareness about looking after not only their immediate area, but the whole community space around Drumchapel. Teaming the two schools together gave the children the chance to work with people they didn’t know very well and to do their bit for each other.

“I want to thank all the partners that helped to deliver this important community project and encouraged the young people to take ownership of their local space.”

This event, and others run by Forestry Commission Scotland, are celebrating The Year of Natural Scotland – helping to promote and protect Scotland’s natural beauty.

Notes to Editors

1.    Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

2.    For news, events and recreation information log on to www.facebook.com/enjoyscotlandsforests or www.twitter.com/fcscotland

3.    The FCS agobair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridhcoilltearachdRiaghaltasna h-Alba agus a’ riaghladhnan 660,000 heactaireanann an OighreachdnaCoilleNàiseanta, a’ dìonadh, a’ cumailsmachd air agus a’ leudachadhnancoillteangusbuannachdan a thoirtdhacoimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidhagus, agobair an aghaidhatharrachadhgnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

4.    Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office 0131 314 6508. 

e-mail: steve.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk