GREAT food and a whole lot of fun were on offer in Neilston as children made the most of the last week of the school holidays.

Neilston Development Trust (NDT) organised a week of environmentally-friendly projects at The Bank community hub to support the GET Local initiative.

Activities began with lessons on caring for gardens, which saw children being given the chance to head out to The Bank garden to sow beetroot and pick some vegetables.

This was followed by a Moana morning, inspired by the hit Disney film, with kids and grown-ups encouraged to wear fancy dress with a Hawaiian theme.

For the final session, youngsters headed back to the garden to pick kale, garlic and rhubarb before preparing a meal from their harvest.

NDT chair Pauline Gallacher described the activities at The Bank over the summer months as “a bundle of fun.”

She said: “There’s a lot of learning going on.

“Over the coming months at The Bank café and garden and further around East Ren, you’ll be seeing more fun and informative events for the whole community, looking at how we all can make tiny changes to help heal the planet from the damage it has suffered.

“Our kids are perhaps more aware of the environment than we are.”

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