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Cumbernauld high school's eco-garden is Prince Charles approved

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 14:40 GMT on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013.

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AS WE reported earlier today, Cumbernauld high school’s eco-garden has attracted a family of Oystercatchers, who have just seen the arrival of third new born chicks. 

Cumbernauld high school planned the eco-garden two years ago with the garden’s main centre point being a slate sign, spelling the word ‘ECO’, in the which the proud parents laid their eggs in the letter ‘O’.

The project was part of the school’s move towards earning the John Muir Award, which encourages schools to be environmental aware. 

After the birds laid their eggs, first year pupils, Amy Keyes and Michael Todd, wrote to Trust patron, Prince Charles to inform him of the school’s new arrivals.


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The pupils were pleasantly surprised to receive a response from the Prince of Wales, in which the Prince wrote that the garden “must be an amazing place”, adding he felt that if it hadn’t been “…the birds would have nested elsewhere."

The response from the Prince of Wales means that pupils intend to keep his royal hindness up-to-date on the growth of the chicks. 

Since the baby birds entered the school community – to become honorary students – the students have named their parents Will and Kate, with the names of the chicks still a topic of hot debate at the school. 

The school’s eco-garden – which now Prince Charles approved – was started in 2011 when the high school received over £2500 from Awards For All to spend developing the eco-garden.


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