Media Release: Celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, supports Deveron Homes-led project


CELEBRITY chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, has shown his support for a Deveron Homes-led project to create a garden in the grounds of Alehousewells School in Kemnay.

During his visit to the North east for the Taste of Grampian food extravaganza at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Saturday (June 4th) the renowned chef met with children from Alehousewells School in Kemnay where the garden is being created in a project spearheaded by Huntly-based Deveron Homes and supported by local businesses.

Deveron Homes’ sales director, Lynne Holburn, explained: “The purpose of the garden is to provide pupils with an educational atmosphere to encourage hands-on experience, healthy eating and curiosity about the natural world.

“In collaboration with Deveron Construction, Deveron Homes has been able to secure the support of a number of business donors who have agreed to donate resources, equipment and manpower to help make the project a success.”

Alehousewells School already boasts a flourishing eco-group and gardening club which has seen the school create over a quarter of a tonne of compost from school waste this year alone.

Head teacher, Mairi Manson, added: “The garden project is an important addition to our curriculum.

“As a practical teaching tool, the children benefit greatly from being introduced to the fundamentals of gardening. The garden will engage children in cross curricular learning and develop the whole ethos of the Curriculum for Excellence.”

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