Kier-backed event gives pupils food for thought

KIER Regional Building Scotland has helped Glasgow pupils learn about the origins of food by supporting a ‘Food and Farming Day’ at Pollok Country Park.

The two-day event, which also focused on the importance of agriculture and the countryside, was hosted by Glasgow City Council with support from The Royal Highland Education Trust.

Kier is currently carrying out the refurbishment of the Burrell Museum within the grounds of Pollok Park and donated £500 and provided volunteers for the event.

The schoolchildren had the opportunity to learn about different aspects of farming, including dairy and beef farming, together with seeing sheep dog trials, Clydesdale horses, tractors, and learning how to protect wildlife and their natural habitat. They also learned how to grow vegetables.

Phil McDowell, operations director of Kier Regional Building Scotland said, “We are always keen to give back to local communities where we work. We are delighted to support these fantastic events which allows pupils to experience this important learning in such a unique and memorable way.”