The National Petroleum Corporation’s (NPC) "good neigbour" policy has again paid dividends for a primary school; this time the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School.??
That corporation continued its tree planting exercise today, when they donated three trees to the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School followed by an educational segment where staff of the NPC spoke to students about natural gas use in the home and vehicles.??
NPC’s Chairperson of the 30th Anniversary Committee, Ru Ward, said they were extremely happy that they could continue to contribute to the environment and educate young Barbadians about natural gas.??????
He expressed the view that trees were not only beneficial in beautification of the island, but also to the environment.??
"The benefits of planting the trees here is simple; trees attract the breeze, they contribute to outside being cooler and children need to be educated in the act of tree planting with not only shaded trees, but fruit trees as well.
We felt honoured that we could come here today, so we could instill in the young minds of the children the benefits of trees, and maybe they in turn, could influence their parents to plant also," he observed.
Principal of the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School, Margaret St. Hill-Pinder, said she was very appreciative of NPC’s effort as it went "hand in hand" with the greening project the school had been involved in throughout the school year.??