03 January 2018

GRAHAM Construction lends green fingers to nursery garden

A team of volunteers from GRAHAM have revamped a garden area in the grounds of St Ninian’s Nursery, Dumfries.

The company was approached by Nursery Nurse, Jenifer Fergusson, following a presentation at the adjoining Primary School about the dangers of playing near construction sites.

Together with teaching staff, pupils created a ‘wish-list’ of enhancements to their existing garden, which included edging around their sand pit, vegetable and her gardens.

GRAHAM got to work, building a full-size playhouse which children can use for games or even as a small teaching space. The company also donated sand, bark and carried out landscape gardening work to modify the green-space.

GRAHAM is in the process of constructing the North-West Campus in Dumfries, which is due to complete in autumn 2018. Staff and pupils from the current Lochside and St Ninian's primary schools, Langlands Special Secondary School and Maxwelltown High School will avail of the new state-of-the-art facility. It will have the capacity to hold almost 1,000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18.

Tony Dixon, Contracts Manager at GRAHAM Construction said: “This was a really enjoyable project to be involved with, developing a great outdoor play area for the nursery.

“It's another example of our commitment to Dumfries, not only delivering three major educational infrastructure projects but also establishing a permanent base and regularly working with schools in the region to develop skills and opportunities.”

Ms Fergusson said: “Everyone at St Ninian’s Nursery is very pleased with the improvements. We appreciate all the help given by GRAHAM Construction.”