Pupils from Bells Brae School’s took part in a tree planting project on Friday 27 June within the school grounds.
Lerwick Port Authority donated twenty trees for the site, as an initiative to offset its annual paper usage and the planting was assisted by Authority staff Davy Cummings and Arthur Burgess.
Teacher Jill Williamson said “‘Not only are we grateful for the donation of the trees, but we are also grateful for the time given by the Authority’s staff in providing our pupils with this opportunity. They have thoroughly enjoyed it and are keen to see how well the trees grow.”
Pupil Dylan Hall commented that “the tree planting was fun. It was a good experience. Davy and Ertie were very helpful.”
Bells Brae School has an Eco Committee which is responsible for improving their school grounds and organising various initiatives such as poster campaigns promoting litter free playgrounds and seed planting to make the school grounds more attractive.
Stuart Wadley, the Authority’s HSEQ Manager, commented “The Authority is always looking for ways to offset environmental impacts from its activities and this also gives us the opportunity to get involved with a local school to help them achieve their own environmental targets.”