Our combined Eco Committees received a visit from Dumfries and Galloway Councillors Ros Surtees (Vice Chair of Education and Learning Committee) and Dougie Campbell (Environment Champion) yesterday.
Ms Surtees and Mr Campbell are keen to encourage schools throughout the region to become Eco Schools just like ours. They have heard of the North Rhins Partnership’s good work in this area and wanted the opportunity to talk to our children as to how we have made being Eco schools so successful. They hope to use our example as a model to promote others to participate in this very important award scheme. It couldn’t be more timely with COP26 very much on everyone’s agenda.
The children had a wealth of ideas and suggestions to share. The councillors praised everyone for their passion and enthusiasm, saying what an inspiration and credit they are to us all. Olivia presented a PowerPoint message that she had created in her own time. This was filled with strategies and tips we can all take onboard at home to help protect the planet. Aiden gave the message of the day when asked what he would say to schools that think they are too busy for Eco Schools, he replied, “You are never too busy for the world!”
Here are our responsible citizens engaged in purposeful discussion.
Have a look at Olivia’s presentation for yourselves here:
They really are our own ENVIRONMENT CHAMPIONS!