Insch School janitor, Jake Loveday; pupil, George Daniel; school administrator, Shona Simpson; pupil, Felix Roberts and GPH delivery driver, Gordon Henderson.

GPH helps school tackle eco initiative

Published:  18 April, 2012

ABERDEEN: GPH Builders' Merchants is helping local pupils with a project to help their school become more eco friendly.

The merchant donated timber boards to Insch School after being contacted by the primary seven pupils requesting help with their Eco-School initiative.

Insch School is one of thousands of schools in Scotland which has signed up to the initiative, a programme to help raise children's awareness of key issues including the environment, sustainability and a low carbon future.

The pupils contacted GPH, which has branches in both Westhill and Inverurie, as they wanted to grow their own vegetables for use in the school dinners. The grounds of the school are all concrete and raised beds had to be created to accommodate the request.

GPH sales and marketing director Nikki Mortimer said: "We are very conscious that it's our local community that support the business so we like to be able to give something back. This project offers the children the chance to grow their own vegetables and learn something along the way so it's a pleasure to be able to support such an educational project."

School administrator for Insch School, Shona Simpson, said: "It is great to have the support from a local company and the children are thrilled about their donation and cannot wait to get started with their project."

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