Leaving the nest

By Tracy Lambert, Cumbernauld Living Landscape Project Officer – Young People I’ve lived in this town for 42 years and for the last nine of those I have had the privilege of connecting my community with nature. However, that is all about to change, for me at least, but thankfully only as an employee. You see I am leaving Cumbernauld

If you go down to the meadows today

The Cumbernauld Living Landscape team are gradually getting back out to visit some greenspaces in Cumbernauld. Tracy, our Project Officer for Young People visited St Maurice’s Pond recently and was amazed at how much the meadow was thriving! There’s such a diverse range of plant species to be found including knapweed, yellow rattle and birds foot trefoil. Benefiting from these

Celebrating Abronhill

Like many people, we’ve been doing a lot of video conferencing. I’ve had two video conferences recently that made me think about how we can still connect with local people during this unusual time and what activities we’ll be doing when we come out it. Attending events is a great way for us to connect with local people and to

A little breathing space

There has been much talk of children returning to school and how that might look in the months to come. Parents and guardians may be coping well with the routine of home schooling while others are struggling. Much of the pressure – even before Covid-19- is based around the curriculum and how a child conforms. This can mean we sometimes

Creating early connections with nature

Firstly I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Gemma Woodford and I’ve recently started working with Cumbernauld Living Landscape as the Creating Natural Connections learning assistant. I’ll be going into primary schools throughout Cumbernauld to run environmental workshops and activities with children in classes 5-7, with the workshops running throughout term time. In previous years it was thought that

Where has the summer gone?

Over the summer I’ve had the pleasure of working with around 60 children transitioning from Primary 7 to first year through the brilliant Home School Partnership Officers (worth their weight in gold) at Greenfaulds and St Maurice’s High. The children were out pond dipping, insect hunting, scavenger hunting and making smores or tea in nature reserves in the town, and