Achaleven Primary receives its eighth Green Flag

Achaleven Primary has been awarded its eighth Green Flag by Ecoschools Scotland.

Pupils have been working hard to incorporate environmental matters into everyday life, not only in the school, but also in the local community and beyond.

Their focus over the last two years has been on reducing litter, minimising waste and learning about clean water and sanitation – one of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Becoming global citizens and championing change is core to the school’s beliefs, and they recently adopted a section of the local beach to look after and carry out regular beach cleans.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “I love hearing about the different approaches that each of our schools take when working towards their Green Flag award.

“Achaleven’s focus on learning about clean water and sanitation is tremendous. This educates the children about the huge part that clean water plays in our everyday lives, and also lets them explore the science involved in the process of making it safe to drink.

“It is fantastic that they’re getting the local community involved too. These children are our future and it’s extremely encouraging to see the enthusiasm they are showing towards making a difference to the world. Well done!”

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