A Canadian company with local roots helped plant some trees at Largs Campus as it branched out for the future.

It was a case of back to school for CGI executive Fiona Davis as she was joined by Orla Lamont and Florence Macnamara, both nine, of St Mary’s Primary School to begin planting the first of 30 trees at Largs Campus.

They were helped by more schoolkids from St Mary’s Primary and pupils from Largs Academy, plus Fiona’s CGI colleagues Jamie McIntyre and Laura McCallum.

CGI, is a Canadian global information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company

Fiona, who is the company’s Vice-President Public Sector Scotland, grew up in Largs and was a former pupil at St Mary’s Primary and Largs Academy along with Lindsay McGranaghan, who is in charge of CGI in Scotland as its Business Unit Leader.

Fiona and Lindsay both chose to donate trees to the campus as part of the global IT and business consulting services company’s No Planet B Initiative, which was set up to support the environment and tackle climate issues.

Lindsay McGranaghan said: “Fiona and I are proud of our roots and wanted to give something back to the school, its pupils and the wider community by supporting this tree-planting initiative.”

John Doherty, head teacher at Largs Academy, said: “It was wonderful to welcome Fiona back to the school. We thank both her and Lindsay for nominating Largs Academy as a worthy recipient of these trees.”

Stephanie Fisher, acting head teacher at St Mary’s Primary, said: “We were delighted to work with Fiona on this excellent initiative, which our pupils thoroughly enjoyed being involved in.”