Students of Grantown Grammar School construct benches: Connor Aubrey, Bryce Campbell, Alan Scott, Bruce Smith, student teacher Scott Allan, BSW’s Neil Sanderson, Steven Bird, Callum Cockman and Jed Maclead.

BSW Timber sets benchmark for practical learning

Published:  12 March, 2014

BSW Timber has donated timber from its nearby mill in Boat of Garten to construct a number of benches at Grantown Grammar School, as part of a practical learning project and joint initiative to improve outdoor social areas for students and staff.

Pupils in the school’s S3 year group were involved in constructing the benches, with the support of peers who integrated the project into their maths classes. They studied the measurements required to assemble the benches as well as the associated costs of hypothetically buying in the required materials and selling on the completed product.

As well as providing improved social areas for students and staff, the benches will form an outdoor classroom in the summer time, used for subjects including maths, science, PE, art and geography.

David Mills, mill manager for BSW Timber at Boat of Garten, said: “It’s a pleasure to have been able to support the staff and students at Grantown Grammar, and to have encouraged them to use local materials to improve their school environment while learning applicable skills at the same time. We look forward to hearing about how the children are using the benches for outdoor education and recreation as we approach the spring and summer months.”

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