Pupils from an Aberdeenshire school have produced a film focusing on one of the country’s best loved ice cream brands.
Six budding filmmakers from Kemnay Academy worked with Mackie’s of Scotland to film and edit the four-minute piece for the Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Low Carbon Skills project.
Entitled Source Local, Buy Local, the film tells of the brand’s journey towards using renewables, and going completely off-grid.
The firm has four turbines, solar panels and two biomass boilers at the farm in Rothienorman.
Sandra Buchan, head of science at Kenmay Academy, said: “This project will have had an impact on the pupils in many ways. Some of these are tangible, for example in their increased confidence, others may be the seeds sown to help inform choices they will make in the future as they become consumers.”
Six S4-S6 pupils took the lead on the project – investigating the business, collating questions to ask and filming the short piece to highlight how sustainable a successful business can be.
Catherine Gee, Corporate Services Director at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We are proud of the education initiatives that we provide for children, young people and educators which focus on environmental issues to improve understanding and encourage positive action.
“We continue to support priorities for Learning for Sustainability and Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. By providing important real-life experiences we can help young people develop the understanding and skills required for jobs in the future.
“We are very grateful to Mackie’s of Scotland for supporting our Low Carbon Skills project and allowing young people to interview them and collate a film on how sustainable a successful business can be.”