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.”