Anna Ritchie pupils hit back at vandals

CJ Penny, Coll Mitchell and Owen Walker with their posters
CJ Penny, Coll Mitchell and Owen Walker with their posters

Peterhead pupils have hit back at vandals who targeted a flower garden outside their school.

Staff and pupils at the town’s Anna Ritchie School were left angry and disappointed after discovering that daffodils had been trampled throughout the garden, while the drainage pipes had also been damaged.

The culprits were caught on CCTV cameras which are located outside the school and have since been reported to the police.

Now, a group of pupils have sent out a warning message to anyone else thinking about vandalising their school.

Fifteen years-old Owen Walker, told the Buchanie: “People have vandalised our school and it is shameful.

“It makes me feel depressed and sad, and if anyone has seen anything or knows anything about it please talk to (head teacher) Mrs Milne.

“Vandalism is a serious crime so please remember that CCTV is always watching you.”

Owen’s classmate Coll Mitchell added: “The people who are doing this are making the playground worse by vandalising it.”

The pupils have now created eye-catching posters which will be displayed in the windows of their classrooms to warn any potential vandals that CCTV is watching them.

Head teacher Brenda Milne said: “The senior pupils at Anna Ritchie School want everyone in the community to share the enjoyment of looking at our flowers.

“They were very concerned that the flowers they had planted and cared for were trampled on and broken.”