A BUNCH of green- fingered caring kids have been planting bulbs to help make sure a popular park blooms into colour.
The bright sparks from St Charles’ Primary in Paisley got their sleeves rolled up for some hard work at the town’s Crags Park.
The bluebells and snowdrops project is part of a £20,000 environmental improvement programme funded by Paisley South Local Area Committee.
The youngsters popped on their gardening gloves and coats and set about their mission to bring some colour to the park.
Councillor George Adam, convener of Paisley South Local Area Committee, said: “We’ve been looking at ways of boosting the appearance and enhancing the environment of the park.
“Along with the bulb planting, a wild flower area will be created, pathways will be resurfaced and playground equipment will be repainted.”
Four-year-old Jessica Watts, from the nursery at St Charles’, got to grips with a tray of bulbs to help jazz up the park, which is next to the school.
James Stafford, five, and eight-year-old Adam Smith also got in on the action by doing some grassroots gardening.
And pals Claire Murray and Ines Paterson, who are both aged eight, as well as six-year-old Shannagh Docherty, were among other children who got their hands dirty to give nature a little boost.
Patrick Boyle, the school’s headteacher, said: “Our pupils are delighted at being given the chance to be involved in improving the local environment.
“We are already working to enhance the school’s own environment by creating a garden in the school grounds.
“It’s encouraging that the children are also getting the chance to help their community, as well as learning more about the environment.”
Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, said the results of the bulb planting programme will pop up next Spring.
She added: “Along with adding Spring colour for the enjoyment of those visiting Crags Park, the planting of the bulbs will also enhance the biodiversity of the area.”