Dalkeith clean-up event hailed a success

The clean-up team
The clean-up team

A recent community clean-up day at St David’s Primary School in Dalkeith has been hailed an overwhelming success.

Organised by St David’s Parent Council, the event attracted more than 25 volunteers as well as 10 children from the primary school.

In addition to general gardening and cleaning, the effort saw the group create a new traverse climbing wall; repair and paint benches; build a safe play area for younger children; erect outdoor blackboards; install planted garden areas, a pathway and raised vegetable patch; and repair pathways and fences.

None of this, according to parent council chairman Tony Cervi, would have been achievable in a day-and-a-half without the expert help and support of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, Dobbie’s Garden Centre, Homebase and DR Joinery.

He told the Advertiser: “The day could not have gone any better. We are so proud of what we have achieved and we have really made a difference.

“The playground looks great and we are so grateful to everyone for their support. It’s amazing what can be achieved with the help and support of local companies and volunteers. It’s just tremendous.”

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