An environmental education programme that encourages primary pupils from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to learn about their environment booked up in record time according to event organisers, the National Trust for Scotland.
Within 48 hours the 300 plus slots for pupils to attend Going Green, held at historic Castle Fraser on Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16, 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.
Event organiser at Castle Fraser, Catriona Skene said, “The team at Castle Fraser are delighted to be working in partnership with TOTAL E&P UK 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.”
Sandra McIntosh from TOTAL E&P UK, said, “Total E&P UK are once again pleased to support the National Trust for Scotland’s environmental initiative ‘Going Green’. Every year this event becomes more popular with local schools and the team at Castle Fraser should be congratulated for presenting two days of inspirational and imaginative outdoor workshops that encourage children to think about their natural environment and study how people used to live in bygone years.”
Daviot and Chapel of Garioch pupils will be attending.