Drumlemble Primary scoops fourth eco flag

Published Date: 

27 Feb 2018 - 12:35

Drumlemble Primary School has scooped its fourth Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Run by Keep Scotland Beautiful, Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and encourages young people to take steps to ensure that we look after our environment. 

Congratulating the school, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “What a great achievement. The pupils, staff and parents should be extremely proud of themselves.

“The Eco Schools programme is a great way to teach children about the importance of looking after the world around them and provides a useful learning framework for learning, in line with the curriculum of excellence. Well done to everyone at Drumlemble Primary School.”

To earn the Green Flag Award the children have been following the seven elements of the programme over the last two years, involving the whole school and wider community throughout.

The children have focussed on litter and have developed their outdoor space as a resource for learning and recreation. They have also been learning about improving the local environment by organising beach cleans, and have been finding about important global issues.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “I would like to congratulate all the pupils and staff at Drumlemble Primary School for achieving the Green Flag Award.

“Eco-Schools supports schools in their work with Learning for Sustainability and Curriculum for Excellence and helps ensure our children and young people are equipped with skills that they need for the future. I hope that everyone had fun while learning about our environment and why it is important for our health, our business and our wildlife.”