Seagreen drums up donation for Angus schools

Pauline Allison and contractors are pictured with Murroes pupils.Pauline Allison and contractors are pictured with Murroes pupils.
Pauline Allison and contractors are pictured with Murroes pupils.
Pupils at two Angus primaries recently took delivery to unusual additions to their plagrounds, courtesy of the Seagreen Offshire Wind Farm project.

Murroes and Tealing Primary schools were delighted to receive the donations of recycled cable drums from companies involved in the construction process

As part of the delivery of the project, Seagreen Wind Energy Limited and contractors Petrofac and Linxon are building a substation at Tealing which will connect the £3bn wind farm to the national grid.

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The recycled drums have been donated and painted in various colours including the purple colour which represents Tealing Primary School, by contractors Petrofac and Linxon.

In addition to the cable drum donations, Seagreen stakeholder engagement manager, Pauline Allison visited both schools and provided interactive sessions with the pupils which explored climate change and explained the onshore and offshore construction process of Seagreen Wind Farm.

She said: “When we contacted the schools to see if they would be able to make use of some of our old cable drums they were pleased and felt that they could be a really interesting addition for the playgrounds.

"With around ten being donated to Tealing and seven to Murroes the pupils have been coming up with ideas on what they can do with them and where they can be located within the school grounds.

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“With the support from our contractors Nexans, Petrofac and Linxon, we are always eager to support local communities in the surrounding areas of Seagreen Wind Farm. We recently donated trees to Tealing primary school and hosted interactive sessions about climate change and the construction of Seagreen Wind Farm. We continue to be committed to giving back to the community and encouraging STEM education in schools.”

Within the £400,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fund, focused on supporting skills development in Dundee and Angus, the Seagreen project recently supported the creation of the new Skills for Future Lab at Dundee and Angus College in Arbroath. A virtual education programme also gave over 3000 children the opportunity to learn about STEM.

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