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Risk management firm Artex has helped to fund and build an eco-school garden at West Pembroke Primary School.

A team of employees from the company took part in the charitable event, which was sponsored by environmental group Greenrock. As well as financial assistance, Artex offered labour to build the garden, which includes sweet potatoes and fruit trees.

The garden will be used by the school's 257 children and help to raise agricultural awareness in an initiative not currently in the public school curriculum.

Jonathan Starling, executive director of Greenrock said: “Our mission is to engage the community to share solutions for a sustainable Bermuda. We want to change people's mindset so that they take the sustainable use of resources into their decision-making processes.

“Starting at an early age is key. We're grateful for our corporate sponsors, like Artex, who make these initiatives possible.”

Robert Eastham, managing director in Bermuda for Artex said: “Our brand idea is empowering independence. For us, empowering independence means providing others with the tools and resources they need to support themselves and make the right choices for their health, wellbeing and future.

“We chose this programme because we want to help our communities succeed and thrive.”

The eco-school programme began in Bermuda in 2014 as a schools-based initiative for sustainable living that involves the whole school community through programmes designed to ensure the environment is sustainable.

Hands-on: the team at Artex donated funds and labour to create the garden at West Pembroke Primary School

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Published May 29, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 29, 2017 at 12:02 am)

Green fingered: Artex staff build eco-school garden

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