We are very fortunate to have an active PTA who work tirelessly to support the school’s aspirations. As well as providing exciting fundraising events to support Christmas, Easter and Summer events, the PTA have also worked hard on our outdoor space further to receiving a Community Climate Asset Fund Grant.  This has developed our amazing outdoor learning opportunities for our children further.

Some of the items you will see around the school as a result are:

  • Fruit orchard and soft fruit bushes – a selection of ‘pick and eat’ varieties proven to grow well in the West of Scotland.
  • Poly tunnel –to help less robust crops grow well in our wet and cool climate. It will also provide a sheltered ‘outdoor classroom’ where children can explore curriculum activities linked to the outdoors and climate change, as well as carry out practical gardening activities.
  • Outdoor tables and seats – will be used for gardening tasks such as seed planting and potting, as well as for outdoor learning activities.
  • Composting bins – to enable us to produce compost and to educate children on the circularity of natural processes and opportunities to minimise food waste.
  • Raised beds and timber – to create planting areas which are easy for the children to access.
  • Gardening tools – in quantities which will enable whole classes to participate in the food growing project.
  • Shed and CCTV – lockable storage for gardening equipment needed for the project and security to deter vandalism of the site and equipment.

PTA has also funded:

  • Pantomimes & Christmas events
  • Halloween trail and competition prizes
  • Reading events in school
  • Clyde in the Classroom
  • Rights Respecting Bronze Award
  • Playground / Wet play games 

There are key roles within the PTA, however anyone can be involved! For each event, parents are organised into sub-groups to share out the tasks to make it all easily manageable. Being part of the PTA is a fantastic way to be involved and support exciting opportunities for all pupils. If you would like to be part of the PTA in any way – big or small – please don’t hesitate to contact the school office to register your interest. It’s always wonderful to have new people involved!


The Scottish Parent Teacher Council is the national organisation for PTAs in Scotland and runs an independent helpline service for all parents.  They can be contacted by phone on 0131 226 4376, fax 0870706 5814 or email on sptc@sptc.info or write to SPTC, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Planted orchard   Inside the tunnel

Finished tunnel  Building the shed