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.