Community Fund Project in:
We funded St. Ambrose High School in Coatbridge £1,400 to carry out their Garden Buddy project. Pupils taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh Award will create a garden area at the front of the school and the local community centre. This space is currently overgrown and unused. When completed the area will be used by local residents and pupils. A buddy bench will also be created.
The benefits of the project is that there will be an area that will be used by older pupils to ‘buddy’ with younger, more vulnerable pupils. It will help to improve the interaction between pupils and other members of the community. It will also increase volunteering and create a sense of pride and responsibility among pupils involved.