School children plant native trees

Rothes Golf Club


Written by: John Milne

Our local primary school is within a short walk from the golf course. Fortunately, they have a headteacher who is keen to teach all things nature and the environment and therefore it made perfect sense to offer our course as an outdoor learning area. A Primary 5/6 class came and each pupil got the opportunity to plant a native tree of either silver birch, rowan or wild cherry gifted from the Woodland Trust.

Meanwhile, a Primary 1 class came on a wildlife safari and bug hunt. During our exploration we found bugs under log rounds, signs of animals eating grasses and trees, animal highways through the long grasses and most exciting was the discovery of the many different poos to be found on a golf course which included brown hare, roe deer and badger.

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