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Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Major General Seymour Monro, officially opens Dallas Primary School garden


By Garry McCartney

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Amber McDonald, Rose Owen, Aila McDonald and Seymour Munro. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Amber McDonald, Rose Owen, Aila McDonald and Seymour Munro. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

A REPRESENTATIVE of the Queen officially opened a school’s new growing area.

Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Major General Seymour Monro, mucked in at Dallas Primary.

Dallas pupils Aila Gibson and Sammy Edwards in the new polycrub. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Dallas pupils Aila Gibson and Sammy Edwards in the new polycrub. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

The P7s talked about plans for the garden. Contributors have included the Houldsworth family who granted the land, the Gibson family who lent a digger driver to clear it, and the army who built a Polycrub growing area.

Mrs Poppy Houldsworth cut a ribbon to officially open the Polycrub and the pupils presented her with a handmade card and flowers.

Dallas pupil Zoe Davis planting with mum Catriona. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Dallas pupil Zoe Davis planting with mum Catriona. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

The P7s invited Major Monro to plant the first (apple) tree, then the children sang a song about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy.

Each child then planted a tree with a parent or adult. Fiona Gibson, of Edinvale Farm Wee Shed Shop, served refreshments and a Jubilee biscuit.

Pupils are creating a survey to find out what the wider community would like to see grown in their Polycrub.

Pupils Aila Gibson and William Grant thanking Poppy Houldsworth and Cpl Robert Grant for their help. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Pupils Aila Gibson and William Grant thanking Poppy Houldsworth and Cpl Robert Grant for their help. Picture: Daniel Forsyth


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