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Elgin Academy participates in 'No mow May' rewilding scheme


By Jonathan Clark

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ELGIN Academy has taken part in the 'No mow May' rewilding scheme in an attempt to boost its eco-system.

The school's groundsman Kenny MacRae suggested the school take part in Plant Life Scotland's nationwide scheme to help wildlife and pollinators.

Kyle Scott, head teacher at Elgin Academy, groundsman Kenny MacRae and Paul Binks from FES FM Limited.
Kyle Scott, head teacher at Elgin Academy, groundsman Kenny MacRae and Paul Binks from FES FM Limited.

"After reading various articles I decided to participate in the scheme on behalf of Elgin Academy," Kenny explained.

"I avoided mowing a few specific low-profile areas to encourage wildflowers for bees, for example.

"The areas in the school grounds are adjacent to the rugby pitch and polytunnel.

"These areas haven't been cut so far this growing season and now, in mid-June, the results are outstanding with beautiful wild flower meadows.

Elgin Academy's rewilding scheme took place throughout May.
Elgin Academy's rewilding scheme took place throughout May.

"Rewilding is important to us all as it tackles climate change and helps reverse species extinction.

"By introducing managed wild areas into our outdoor green spaces we can all make a difference to encourage wildflower growth, protect our native insects, doing our little bit to help the environment."

For more information on the scheme, visit www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/about-us/news/no-mow-may-dawn-of-a-new-british-lawn.


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