Apr 102018

Southend Primary School have successfully renewed their Green Flag Award by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in recognition of their Eco-Schools journey.

Part of the focus has been on beach and marine litter with workshops undertaken with the GRAB trust and developing their outdoor space as a resource for learning and recreation. They have also been improving their natural habitat for birds and insects. The children’s health and wellbeing has also been a major focus with the installation of a play/climbing frame to provide exercise and role play whilst outside.

Local businesses have played a part in achieving the green flag award including Wee Toon Environmental Solutions, Glen Scotia Distillery, the local Rotary Club to name but a few.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “I would like to congratulate all the pupils, staff and parents at Southend Primary School for achieving the Green Flag Award. For a small school they have made a big environmental impact. They are to be warmly commended for their promotion of Fairtrade and their generous support of worthwhile charities like Mary’s Meals.”

After an educational visit to Glenbarr Nursery the Eco Committee hope to begin growing fruits and vegetables in their new poly-tunnel.

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