Planting day at Fleming Fulton School, Belfast
For the second year in a row, local employer Firstsource has donated 200 sapling trees to schools in Belfast and Londonderry. The donation continues Firstsource’s corporate social responsibility programme in Northern Ireland which has seen tree plantings in Belfast Waterworks Park and Claudy Country Park and at schools across Belfast and Londonderry.
Pupils of Fleming Fulton School were joined by Firstsource staff at a special planting day in November 2009. Sean Canning, Firstsource UK Operations Director, explained the company’s decision to donate trees: “Following the success of last year’s tree planting, we want to encourage more schools to make the most of their grounds by planting trees. It helps create a woodland habitat, increases biodiversity and is an excellent learning resource for the children which can bring the school curriculum to life in meaningful and memorable ways. This is an excellent initiative that Firstsource is proud to be involved with.”
The tree planting initiative is part of Firstsource’s global Corporate Social Responsibility programme by which the company puts back resources into local communities. As part of the tree planting programme, a computer will also be donated for every 100 trees planted on behalf of Firstsource to an African school, giving 100 children a grounding in computer skills and environmental education.