Forrest Garden at Gardenrose Primary School
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A new garden at Gardenrose Primary School in Maybole has been named after head teacher Mrs Pat Forrest. And she attended a party held to thank everyone who helped with ‘The Forrest Garden’ project. Mrs Forrest has been off school since Easter, through illness, and she retires in December, after 11 years at the helm. “So many people helped us with the garden,” said Parents’ Association chairman Becky Fleming. “And we wanted to thank them for a wonderful effort. “Pupils themselves were willing workers, and we had other volunteers who did heavier lifting,” added Mrs Fleming. Around £8,000 in cash was raised, and there was a special ’thank you’ to Councillor Alan Murray who obtained a generous grant from South Ayrshire Council. But the true cost of the garden is closer to £20,000, when all the volunteer labour and donated building materials are taken into account. Pupils are already enjoying it at playtimes — when the weather allows!
 From the Ayrshire Post November 1st, 2002.     Photos above by Becky Fleming. Photo below by David Kiltie.

Pupils in their new garden with (from left) School Board chair Susan Whiteman, PA chair Becky Fleming, parent representative Sandra Mellor, and PA treasurer Deb Creedy. The new garden has been named after head teacher Mrs Pat Forrest who retires soon.

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