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Copy that! Barking MD’s eco-friendly tree gift to former school

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 December 2016 | UPDATED: 09:29 12 December 2016

Pupils plant trees as part of their environmental campaign with principal Terese Wilmot, Simon Wassell from ISL and Rob Laird

Pupils plant trees as part of their environmental campaign with principal Terese Wilmot, Simon Wassell from ISL and Rob Laird

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A managing director is helping his former school reduce its carbon footprint.

Pupils plant trees as part of their environmental campaign Pupils plant trees as part of their environmental campaign

Graham Fisk, from Barking’s Integrating Solutions Limited (ISL), has donated 234 silver birch tree saplings to Beal High School along with business partner Simon Wassell – 10 for every tree used by the secondary in paper.

Pupils braved the cold last week for the first stage of the planting with each class set to take their turn over the next few weeks.

Staff at the Redbridge school are aiming to create a tree lined avenue similar to the walkways outside the Tate Modern.

Once grown, the trees will provide habitats for up to 334 species of insects, 20 species of small birds and possibly even woodpeckers and sparrow hawks.

Graham, 53, said: “As a former pupil it has been marvellous to be able to give a little back to the school. We have collaborated closely to introduce the latest technology in many key areas in order to offer cost efficiencies and improved productivity wherever possible.”

Printing company ISL, which is based in Fresh Wharf Estate, leases economically friendly photocopiers to the Redbridge school, which monitors usage and does not print waste paper.

As part of a wider campaign called the big Beal tidy up, art pupils have created and decorated recycling bins and the school’s canteen has stopped using non-bio degradable food packaging.

School staff also communicate with parents by email or text wherever possible and pupils are logging on to Moodle – a virtual learning environment – to replace paper.

Assistant principal Rob Laird added: “It is important that young people lead the way with looking after the environment as they will be the future of the planet and will have to clean up any mess that is left behind.’

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