Lochdonhead Primary School, on Mull, has been named as runner-up in the Scotland's Finest Woods Awards - run by independent charity, Scotland's Finest Woods - celebrating the contribution that woodlands can make to the people of Scotland and to its environment and economic prosperity.
The schools award recognises schools that increase young people’s understanding and appreciation of the environmental, social and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between trees and everyday wood-based products.
Head teacher Pauline Inglis said, “'Lochdonhead Primary School's curriculum recognises the importance of understanding, respecting and looking after our environment. The pupils enjoy the challenge of our Forest School and it enhances all our learning. This wonderful achievement has highlighted the importance of outdoor learning and the role our pupils have as custodians of the future and the money will be used to develop our Forest School.”
Peter Wilson, of the charity Scotland’s Finest Woods, which organises the annual awards programme, said, “It has been another fantastic year for high quality applications and, as ever, that has made the task for our volunteer judges extremely challenging: above all, they have routinely been impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of everyone involved in each of the schemes.
“I would also like to thank our delivery partners, supporters and judges whose generosity and hard work continue to make possible this annual Awards programme.”
The school received a prize of £250 sponsored by The Crown Estates, and trees for planting.