THE run of perfect weather has been a great excuse to get outside – and for Clydemuir Primary pupils, they made sure their families were out and about too.

The school held a “garden tidy” event last week as part of their Family Friday sessions to get families involved the school.

Margaret MacLeod, head teacher at Clydemuir Primary, told the Post: “The ‘garden tidy’ was part of our Family Friday programme to encourage families to support their children’s learning and get involved in school projects.

“This activity fitted in well with our learning in health and science. The children enjoyed getting a chance to work with their parents and grandparents to improve our school grounds.

“Children from all classes were involved in the activities and we had a very good turn out with more than 30 families involved.

“Rose from the Leamy Foundation also popped along to help out.

“Each child in the school planted sunflower seeds to take home and nurture over the summer. All the family can help the children to water the pots and record the weekly measurements.

“In August the children who grow the tallest sunflowers will be given a prize.”