Gigha pupils team up to do their bit for the environment

Published Date: 

20 Mar 2018 - 15:14

Pupils from Gigha Primary School have joined forces with Fyne Homes as part of the housing association’s FyneHEAT Project – a project aimed at lowering carbon emissions and providing advice to help people reduce their energy use.

Children at Gigha primary will be recycling their food waste, paper and cardboard by turning it into compost. They have also taken on the responsibility of an area of the island’s shoreline and are carrying out regular beach cleans to rid the beach of plastic and other debris.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “The pupils of Gigha Primary School should be extremely proud of themselves. 

"Not only are they helping to look after the environment, but they’re taking part in outdoor learning at the same time – something which we know has many benefits for our young people. I would like to wish the pupils every success with the project.”