There were no fools among the hardworking group of Parents, Students, Teachers and Past Pupils who came along to participate in the Maryfield College Spring Clean Day on 1st April, 2017. The Spring Clean Day has now become an annual event which is organised and funded by the Parents Association.
Large bunches of colourful balloons at the entrance gates greeted the many volunteers that made their way through the gates throughout that morning to give so generously of their time and skills for the good of the school. Yet again, we were blessed with a bright, dry, pleasant morning, ideal painting and gardening weather.
All participants registered in the gym foyer before being assigned their jobs and heading out in small groups to get “stuck in” to their tasks. It was great to see several members of the same family arriving together to get actively involved in the event.
The morning flew by and so many jobs were done. The bursts of warm sunshine made it a pleasure to be working outdoors, whether it be painting, weeding, planting or tidying. The positive attitude, camaraderie and co-operation among the volunteers, truly made this a very enjoyable social event for all involved. Refreshments were available all morning, kindly sponsored by Charlie Tracey of C&T Supermarket, Philipsburgh Avenue. Members of the Parents Association provided a tempting array of homemade sausage rolls, scones, teabracks and cupcakes, freshly baked and still warm from the oven.
It would be impossible to give an account of everything that was done on the day but listed below are some the main achievements :
…….and the list goes on!!
Sincere thanks are due to following who have all contributed to the yet another successful Maryfield Spring Clean Day; hopefully nobody has been left out –
As a “thank you”, all students who took part in the Spring Clean received an Easter Egg- a small token of our appreciation. We hope that they enjoyed being involved and they can all be very proud of what they achieved.
When all the work was complete and we pulled the school gates behind us we knew by the black clouds gathering overhead that a deluge was not far away and we breathed a collective sigh of relief.