PUPILS at Pire Park Primary School in Govan voted BAM Construction top of the class for transforming an outdoor area to enable the children to create a large scale garden called ‘The Orchard’.
Working in partnership with subcontractor, Land Engineering, staff from BAM Construction donated their time and services to clear the ground and position large wooden planters in preparation for the pupils planting a variety of plants and fruit trees. SCS Group kindly contributed £200 to purchase railway sleepers used to create the planters.
The work took five days and formed part of BAM Construction’s ‘Team Time’ Community Benefits Programme where staff are encouraged to nominate community projects in need of assistance and the company provides them with two days within their working week to carry out the work.
Paul Allan, Assistant Site Manager with BAM Construction said, “The area looks terrific now and has transformed an unused piece of ground into an outdoor classroom where pupils can learn about planting, its importance and how to create something special with a bit of care and attention.”
Pupils from the two primary six classes involved in the project also enjoyed a presentation on construction and its relation to maths. A dedication plaque is also being arranged.
Teacher and ECO Co-ordinator, Sheila Angus gave a helping hand and said, “The drive and determination of Paul Allan, who ensured the resources and materials were available to produce a project with the highest specifications which the children of Pirie Park would be proud of, was exemplary. The attitude and workmanship of the men involved in building out The Orchard was fantastic. Working with a group of children to develop the project gave some of them a boost to their self-esteem.”