Kirkhill Primary School

School Grounds

Spring Spruce Up 2022

Thank you so much to the parents and members of staff who were able to be there to support our Spring Spruce Up. We got some nice weather, despite it being a bit chilly, and some of our Eco Committee and P7 pupils came out to help too. We hope to have another day in Term 1, next year, in which we can tick off a few more  items from our ever-growing ‘to do’ list.

Sprucing Up Our Willow Garden

Mrs Purvis has been working hard to spruce up our Willow Garden. She has organised for Rowan and Lucy to paint 2 of our log seats to make the area a little more colourful and exciting. Keep an eye out for the finished product!



Thank you to all of our helpers today. We have given the school grounds a bit of a make-over. Check out the compost area beside the shed, the garden beds at the school entrance, the area opposite the nursery has now been leveled out and is able to be played on, our tyre planters have new bulbs and plants, trees have been pruned and all areas weeded (see photos below of before, during and after)! What a busy day! As a school, we are so incredibly grateful to all of our helpers for their time throughout the day. Without their dedication and community spirit, today wouldn’t have been the success it was.


Keep an eye out in the newsletter for our Spring Spruce Up in which we will continue to work on our grounds and do some painting too.


SCHOOL GROUNDS 2018 – 2019

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Today the Eco Committee from P1 – 5 planted some new primroses at the school entrance. We removed the dead plants and planted flowers in our school colours. We named our plants and have sworn we will look after them as best as we can 🙂 We were in the Christmas spirit and all wore Santa hats. We think we look pretty cool!

Playground Tyre Nessie – May 2019

A huge thanks to all who helped make our playground Nessie! What a huge success, we are sure you will agree! We can climb on it, jump on it, crawl through it and even hid in it. 




Saturday, 12th May 2018 – Super Spring Spruce Up. Parents, pupils, staff and the local community came together to paint and do gardening in the school grounds. The sun shone and much work was completed. Thank you to all who came along. Here are some pics of the day!

Eco Day Celebration was a great success and the children in the Eco Committee did a great job of being tour guides. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Autumn 2017 – Woodblocx Installation in the Willow Garden, click on the link to see video

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Lottery Funding

We have applied to the Lottery for funding to equip our playground with a trim-track and a climbing frame. We will await to hear if our application has been successful.


2016-17 School Grounds

Our next Garden Event is “The Super Spring Spruce Up” which will be held on Saturday 1st April 2017 between 10am – 2pm.  Please come along and make our Garden look great!


We held a very successful Garden Event on the 29th October 2016.  We painted large wooden lettering saying KIRKHILL PRIMARY which is now positioned on our school fence.  We tidied up the willow, side, nursery and front gardens of our school.  The “Willow” garden is now cleared and is ready to plant grass seed in the Spring term.  We are looking forward to designing and building new planters for each class to use in this area too.

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2015-16  School Grounds

We held a Great Gardening Event on Saturday 3rd October.  This was well attended and around 12-15 families helped dig, weed, plant and tidy up the 3 main areas – the large flowerbeds to the front of the school, the nursery garden and the willow hedge at the side. A huge thank you, to all who got
involved, the garden looks great.

Our Super-Spring Spruce up event on Saturday, 23rd April w
Nursery fence School groundsas highly successful. Many families and friends of the school joined together to improve our playground. We managed to paint the outside nursery fence and the gazebo in bright primary colours. We painted tyres in rainbow colours to make a rainbow feature in our garden. Each class will plant up a tyre. We weeded and edged the front borders and cut back the bushes at the back of the school.Tyres

Phase 2 will be completed by the summer holidays. The following works will be carried out:

  • fill the sand pits with new sand.
  • refresh the stones around the sandpit.
  • paint the inside of the nursery fence and outside noticeboard in bright primary colours.
  • paint/varnish Kirkhill Nursery sign.

The “Gardening Group” continue to tidy up the garden. They have potted up tubs for the Autumn and re-planted daffodil bulbs.  They have dug up some tatties we planted last Spring. Rachel our cook served these potatoes for lunch the next day. Yum!

This group have made fat balls for the birds.  These have been put up on our feeding tableBack gardens for the birds to enjoy!

They have researched the importance of worms in the garden and will be planting potatoes shortly.

Willow Garden – there are continuing works going on at present to smarten up this area of the school. We are hoping that each class will have a planter and grow different produce. Keep your eyes peeled!