Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative News

It’s been a busy few months at MCCI.
Clubs continue to attract lots of interest. Nature Nursery sessions
are full and the children have been exploring life cycles by
watching our tadpoles grow and develop and by nurturing
caterpillars as they grew, build their chrysalises and hatched as
beautiful butterflies.
Nature Tots on a Monday morning is also busy with an average of
10 toddlers coming along with their parents and carers to explore
the garden and have some mucky fun!
The Charlie’s Plot team have been hard at work developing a new
WordPress page giving information about climate change and
planting and growing tips. The guys also took part in the Gardening
Scotland pallet competition recently and were absolutely delighted
to be awarded a silver gilt medal.
The guys’ efforts were also recognised and rewarded at the Fife
Voluntary Action awards on 1st June at the Rothes Halls. The group
was named green/ environmental project of the year and we were
thrilled to receive the award. Charlie’s Plot’s Ross was also a
finalist as young volunteer of the year, and MCCI’s Mandy Gerrard
was also a finalist as volunteer of the year. Well done to them all!

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The group held our annual sponsored in May. The children and their
helpers walked along Leven beach towards Silverburn and back and
in the process raised much needed group funds, which were used to
help organise summer scheme activities.

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The Burrow project continues to go well. In February a steering
group was formed to develop the project idea and to source
potential funders to support the building of a multi-purpose modern
facility within the learning garden to enable group activities to be
housed in one place and to give us the opportunity to do so much
more! We would love to help our local young people to run a cafe
project, using the produce grown in the garden to create interesting
and healthy meals whilst learning skills such as planning, budgeting
and people skills. The Burrow would also allow the group to host
more community events, and for local people to use the facilities for
their own purposes.

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