Come along and enjoy some play time with your family and take part in some activities including den building, tig games and art with nature.
We are running some places to play sessions in various areas in Barrhead, see information below:
|Cowan Park (meet at band stand)
||28th August 2019
|Dunterlie RC (Meet at resource centre)
||19th September 2019
|ABC Park (Aurs Dr, meet at play park)
||21st September 2019
||12 noon to 2.00pm
Come along to any of the sessions, enjoy the outdoors and have some fun.
Parents/carers must stay with the children!
Please wear outdoor clothing and feel free to bring a snack
For any more information contact:
Kerry Cameron – Community Worker
Tel No: 0141 577 3099
Look forward to seeing you!
Come along and share in our Outdoor Learning Workshop on
Thursday 14th February 2019
St Mark’s Family Room
Great fun for all!
Please see the poster for further info: outdoor learning
Gardening Club Primary4-7
Now that the raised gardens are in place, Miss Flaherty and Mrs Stewart will be running the after-school gardening club. The club will run on the following dates:
Wednesday 14th, 21st, 28th May, 4th, 11th and 18th June
There is no charge for this club however places are limited. Those children who attended last term will be given first option to return. This has been decided based on the fact that they designed, prepared seedlings and spent a lot of time on the new look. Places will still be available to more pupils and will be offered on a first come basis.
If you would like your child to attend this club, please fully complete and return the tear-off slip on the letter issued to your child today.
The gardening club has been very busy researching seasonal vegetables and designing garden layouts. They also met with the site manager of our new extension to discuss the idea of redesigning the school garden. St Mark’s has now been approved for a new vegetable garden! The design is based on four rectangular raised beds and one flower bed.
Designing the garden
Gardening club representatives met with the pupil council and site manager to show their plans.
The site manager looks at his school plans and agrees to take the garden design to the school architect for approval and design.
The new plan featuring the garden design is agreed by the builders and the authority. The revised plan shows the new garden design.
The gardening club has now started to prepare for our new garden. With the help of three students from St Luke’s we’ve started to sow peas, carrots, spinach and strawberries.
Below is a thank you note from one of the organisers.
Can I send a personal thank you to all of you who took time to vote for the WATER WORKS project – both pupils and staff in schools across ERC.We are very conscious that 8804 votes could only have been achieved by a lot of friends helping out. Each of the other two projects achieved just over 5000 which means … WE WON!
We were informed yesterday that the ERC / Barrhead High project had won the £100K to allow the transformation of the old sewage works into a wild flower garden area. Work should commence quickly and I believe they aim to have it in place by next summer – we will let you know when it is ready for visits!
The individual messages that reached me about classes voting and seeing it on other school’s twitter sites was very encouraging – I really appreciated the support from you all.
Regenerate – Water Works, Barrhead
What’s the vision? This project puts some TLC into the WC. They want to transform a disused sewage works into a quirky garden. Playing on its industrial past, the site will use the huge sewage tanks as giant planters with beautiful displays of Scottish native wild flowers.
Tanks will recreate different environments such as wetland meadows. Young people will work with a retirement club, and there’ll be cycling and walking links, so young and old will work and play together.
Who’s behind it? Barrhead High School nominated this site and will drive the idea forward with the help of ‘Still Game’, a local retired people’s club, along with Green Academy students and support from the local council.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VOTE
Grow Wild, Barrhead Waterworks
Last week, we had a very special Eco inspection to see if we could retain our 4th Green Flag. When the inspector arrived she went to the ICT suite to hear our presentation about all the work we do in St Mark’s. Different members from each pupil group told her about the range of Eco activities we are involved in.
Some of the Power Rangers then gave her a tour around the outside of the school, including the the garden.
The assessor then visited three classes in the school and the Fairtrade shop to hear what Eco work had been going on. She seemed very impressed!
At the end of the day the inspector called the power rangers to say we had passed with flying colours and we were to keep up the good work!
The Eco Committee
St Mark’s received an award from Chris Hines today! Chris Hines is the co-founder of the Eden Project and was at Rouken Glen Park to launch their Community Orchard. He also presented St. Mark’s with a certificate in recognition of our contributions to GoGreener in tackling climate change.