Pupils hedge bets at football pitch

Pupils from St. Lukes Primary, Mayfield who planted trees at Easthouses LIilly football park.

Pupils from St. Lukes Primary, Mayfield who planted trees at Easthouses LIilly football park.

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While not exactly living on the hedge, children from St Luke’s Primary in Mayfield spent lots of time studying it during a recent trip to the home ground of Easthouses Lily MWFC.

The P4 and P5 pupils were invited to attend a nature education session organised by the club management team and Midlothian Ranger Service.

Easthouses Lily recently received a grant from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to plant a hedge around the inside of a perimeter fence at its football pitch at the Newbattle Complex in Easthouses.

SNH is keen to encourage the growth of native species around Scotland and the hedge planted consists of some 2000 plants, all native to the area and which will grow over the years, providing shelter to many different birds and wildlife.

Read full story in the June 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.