A green-fingered group of S5 pupils from Knox Academy assisted with the bulb planting in St. Mary's Pleasance on Tuesday last. The whole project was a great success and the pupils really got stuck into the planting, everyone was very impressed with their teamwork.

In one short day, they planted 500 narcissus, 1000 crocus and 400 fritillaria. These bulbs should make a tremendous display in the community orchard next spring (together with snowdrops to be planted later).

The pupils involved are taking part in the Mobex Activity Award Programme (MAAP) and will undertake a number of community conservation tasks throughout the course of the programme.