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Work starts on a brand new garden for Dyce Primary kids

18/03/2010

The first spade has gone into the ground today on the site of a brand new £5,000 sensory garden for Dyce Primary.

The school, the local councillor, and Aberdeen Airport have been working together for more than a year on the project. The garden itself has been designed by the pupils from the schools Eco-Committee. Every single pupil from the primary school was there to watch the work getting underway.

Wendy Wallace is the Head teacher at Dyce Primary, She said "We are absolutely delighted with the new garden. The sensory garden will not only be a fantastic facility for the school but also something for the whole community to enjoy.

“The people at Aberdeen Airport have been a brilliant help and involved the whole school in the project. “We are all really looking forward to watching the garden take shape.

“I would like to add that we cannot thank Councillor Ron Clark enough for all his help and support.”

Councillor Clark added, "It is really great that work is now starting on-site and the children's ideas are becoming a reality.

"This project has captured the imagination of the whole Dyce community, even the local gardening club have offered to help with the planting stage. We are all working as one great team and I am very proud to be part of it".

Staff from Aberdeen Airport have been involved since the start of the project, helping with the design, the drawings, and even providing free man-power and equipment to help with the mammoth task. The Airport's Community Fund also donated a whopping £5,000 towards the cost of the garden.

Stuart Torpey is the airport's Environmental Compliance Manager. He said "We were delighted to get involved in this project, to build on an already well-established relationship with the school. Helping create a garden that the whole school, and even the rest of the community can be proud of is very important to us all.

"Our staff have given up their time to help and thanks must go to local teams from contractors Mansell, Raynesway Construction and ISS Waterers Landscape who are providing labour and equipment

It is hoped that the garden will be complete and ready for use by May.

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