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School pupils help hedge-planting project near Aberdeen beauty spot

11/01/12

Green-fingered pupils from a city school will team up with local environment organisation Aberdeen Greenspace tomorrow [Thursday 12 January] for an ambitious planting project which aims to enhance a popular beauty spot.

The youngsters from Cordyce School, Dyce, will help plant a 2,200 feet (675 metres) native hedge along Riverview Drive. The scheme is part of a much larger project to improve this well-used greenspace that stretches between Riverview Drive and the River Don. The next phase will see 2,100 feet (650 metres) of riverside paths resurfaced and drainage installed where necessary.

The project is being funded by Aberdeen Greenspace through the Landfill Communities Fund and is a partnership with Aberdeen City Council.

Iain Mitchell, Assistant Project Officer with Aberdeen Greenspace said: "It is great that Cordyce School is involved in this project. This project is all about screening the road from the greenspace, creating a better path network alongside the River Don and increasing the biodiversity of the area."

Keith Allardyce, a teacher at Cordyce School who has been involved in the project, added: "We are delighted to be part of this project. We have worked with Aberdeen Greenspace to improve our own school grounds for social and academic use. This is an excellent opportunity for our school and pupils to give something back to a community which has embraced our presence for over 30 years."