Day of fun at House of Dun for Andover pupils

20130604- Andover volunteer gardeners. 'Andover P.7's are pictured with their certificates after working at the Community Garden Project at House of Dun with Voluntary Action Angus. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.
20130604- Andover volunteer gardeners. 'Andover P.7's are pictured with their certificates after working at the Community Garden Project at House of Dun with Voluntary Action Angus. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.

Pupils and staff from Brechin’s Andover Primary School enjoyed a terrific day of volunteering at the House of Dun by Montrose.

Dozens of pupils and staff took part in an exciting new partnership between Voluntary Action Angus and Angus Schools which aims to inspire all Angus pupils to volunteer.

Kay Robertson of Voluntary Action Angus who manages the youth volunteering movement, Saltire, said: “This was a brilliant day of fun, the pupils and staff were so enthusiastic and their volunteering efforts made a real big difference”.

Stacey Taylor, a primary seven teacher at Andover Primary School, commented: “A great new idea for the children to get involved with voluntary work. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and it has put them on the first step of the Saltire Award”.

Kay added: “We continue with our efforts to encourage all schools and pupils to volunteer.

“Volunteering is really important to building new cultures of care within communities and we are rightfully proud of the high numbers of people in Angus who volunteer”.

For further information about school volunteering, or information on the Saltire Awards please contact Kay Robertson on 01241 875525 or kay@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk