Community effort to spruce up Bucksburn

Below is a copy of the article which appeared in the Press & Journal to celebrate the Woodland Project behind Lidl in Bucksburn between Bucksburn Academy, Bucksburn Community Council and Aker Solutions.

PUPILS AND RESIDENTS LINK UP WITH DYCE WORKERS TO IMPROVE GREEN SPACE

Published: 14/06/2010

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: From left, pupil Shaun Henderson, Rod Buchan and Jonathan White of Aker Solutions, and fellow pupil Mark Whyte work on a path at the back of Bucksburn Manor. Colin Rennie

PUPILS from an Aberdeen school helped spruce up a green area which could be used as an outdoor classroom.

Members of Bucksburn Academy’s environmental club picked up litter from a grassy area behind Bucksburn Manor in Inverurie Road on Saturday. It is hoped lessons could one day be taught in the green space.

The pupils were helped by members of Bucksburn and Newhills Community Council, along with staff from engineering firm Aker Solutions, which has an office in Howe Moss Avenue, Dyce.

The school’s head teacher, Kas Mohamed, said: We are excited about bringing together the whole local community across the generations and linking up with Aker Solutions to make a real difference with this project.

The 650-pupil Bucksburn Academy opened last October as part of Aberdeen City Council’s 3Rs project to merge city schools.

The £25million building replaced the former Bankhead Academy and Marlpool School.

Rod Buchan, managing director of Aker Solutions in Aberdeen, said: We’re delighted to support such a worthwhile project which will undoubtedly help improve the area and strengthen a sense of real community spirit.

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