20/10/2017 - News
Schools Going Green in Aberdeenshire
Total’s UK E&P Division and the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) once again hosted popular environmental event Going Green at Castle Fraser, near Inverurie. Aberdeenshire.
Over 300 pupils from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire attended the three day outdoor learning event in September, taking part in a diverse range of hands on workshops, from beekeeping, hunting for ‘minibeasts’ to discovering the local wildlife.
Castle Fraser property manager Paula Swan said: "The workshops are designed to stimulate the imagination of children, helping them learn about important environmental issues in a fun and creative way. Who knows, Going Green may have inspired some of our future conservationists, biologists and environmental experts. We are pleased to have the continued support of Total to help us raise environmental awareness at an early age. Total has been extremely dedicated to working with Castle Fraser and because of the company's commitment to the project, thousands of primary school pupils have been able to learn about the importance of the natural world around them."
Sandra McLennan, corporate social responsibility leader at Total E&P UK, added: "We are thrilled to support the NTS in our combined effort to promote the benefits of outdoor learning in the beautiful setting of Castle Fraser. We are especially pleased that the NTS had been able to extend Going Green from two days to three to capture the imagination of more children this year."
Beekeepers Maureen & Norman Stewart with local pupils at Castle Fraser