Handyman Day a success at Garlieston

Jacob, Aine and Kirsty painting.
Jacob, Aine and Kirsty painting.

The pupils of Garlieston Primary School recently had a ‘Handyman Day’ to spruce up the outside of the school and to help the pupils work towards their green flag award.

Parents, family and members of the community were all invited to come armed with tools, strength and enthusiasm. On the run up to the event the school also receiving kind donations of plants, paint and varnish.

Mr Blakeman painting the garden shed.

Mr Blakeman painting the garden shed.

Fourteen adults turned up on the day and helped with the following hit list: painting the garden shed, painting the Jubilee Cottage, painting the wall at the boy’s toilet, building a maze, building a tyre wall, constructing a frame for the bottle greenhouse and developing a vegetable patch area, using tractor tyres.

An ambitious target for the day, even for the likes of Charlie Dimmock! However the pupils, parents and members of the community did not disappoint, each working up a sweat to achieve the target.

Teacher Katie Vance said: “There was a fantastic sense of community spirit, one that makes you proud to be part of Garlieston! The icing on the cake for the event was parents and members of the community returning for the following two days to fully complete and tidy up.

“The event would also not have been possible if it wasn’t for the kind donations from Jewsons, Home and Hardware and Rembrand Newton Stewart.”

Mrs Hedley and Miss McClymont giving the shed it's all important second coat

Mrs Hedley and Miss McClymont giving the shed it's all important second coat

Miss Brett painting the Jubilee Cottage

Miss Brett painting the Jubilee Cottage

Miss McClymont helps the pupils complete the tyre wall.

Miss McClymont helps the pupils complete the tyre wall.

The hydration station

The hydration station

Primary 1-3 building the tyre wall with Mrs Wallace and Mrs McCreath

Primary 1-3 building the tyre wall with Mrs Wallace and Mrs McCreath

Miss Gray and Leigh racking the soil

Miss Gray and Leigh racking the soil