15/06/2015 - Press release

Record response to Going Green at Castle Fraser

Aberdeen, (15 June 2015) – An environmental education programme that encourages primary pupils from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to learn about their environment booked up in record time.

Within 48 hours the 300+ slots for pupils to attend Going Green, held at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic Castle Fraser on 15 and 16 June, were full.

Now in its fifth year, the event which is sponsored by Total E&P UK, aims to explore environmental and heritage issues through a series of fun and educational activities.

Sandra McLennan from Total E&P UK, said: “Total is once again pleased to support Going Green. Working in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland reflects Total’s commitment to encourage school children to better understand the importance of protecting our environment and how simple changes made today can make a huge difference in the future.

The team at Castle Fraser do an excellent job presenting inspirational and imaginative outdoor workshops that get children thinking about their natural environment and how people used to live in bygone years.”

Event organiser at Castle Fraser, Catriona Skene added: “The team at Castle Fraser are delighted to be working in partnership with Total again to offer this wonderful two day event with workshops ranging from Become an Eco Inventor to Bee Creative

“Primary school children will be encouraged to learn about their environment and consider ways of improving the way we treat nature, the way we help preserve buildings and how we can protect our wildlife.  We’re aiming to make learning fun and interactive with these fantastic workshops.”

Pupils from Kittybrewster, Middleton Park, Daviot, Cluny, Chapel of Garioch are amongst the primary schools attending the two day event, many of whom are coming along for the first time. 

For more information, please contact Sandra McLennan, Total E&P UK – Tel: 01224 297025 / 07803 969 777  sandra.mclennan@total.com