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Stonehaven care home and school team up to help the environment

Pupils at Arduthie Primary School enjoyed free fish and chips.
Pupils at Arduthie Primary School enjoyed free fish and chips.

Scores of Stonehaven residents have vowed to become more environmentally friendly with the help of a local fish and chip shop.

Edenholme Care Home and Arduthie Primary School joined Calum Richardson, who owns The Bay Fish and Chips, to learn all about the importance of conserving fishing stocks and protecting the ocean from plastic wherever possible.

The 56 residents and 23 pupils are Green Champions, an initiative piloted by Aberdeenshire Council, which is designed to help people make eco-friendly choices in their everyday lives.

Pupils at Arduthie Primary School teamed up with residents at Edenholme Care Home.

J&M Fraser Farms were also on hand to educate about the journey potatoes make the  from field to fork, before everyone rolled up their sleeves to plant seedlings in Edenholme’s very own vegetable patches, despite the adverse weather.

Celebrations wrapped up with free fish and chips, enjoyed by young and old alike.

Mr Richardson said: “Stonehaven is more than just a beautiful town – it’s a real community.

“It’s wonderful to be able to bring what’s grown on our doorstep to the residents of Edenholme and the pupils of Arduthie primary school as we celebrate what locals can do to go green.

“Things like growing your own potatoes or shopping for MSC-certified fish may seem like small tweaks, but everything adds up to make a difference that will hopefully be felt for generations to come.”

Both Edenholme residents and Arduthie pupils have previously worked together as part of the Green Champions programme – creating bug hotels as friendly havens for all kinds of creatures, from bumblebees to hedgehogs.

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