Green flag flying hugh in Linlithgow

Linlithgow Bridge Primary School
Linlithgow Bridge Primary School

Staff and pupils at an eco-friendly primary school are celebrating a special achievement after being awarded their fifth green flag.

Linlithgow Bridge Primary School received the accolade because of the work pupils did to highlight a range of environmental issues.

The pupils spent time learning about how they can be as green as possible through their class topics and various projects at school.

Teacher Caroline Marshall said: “All pupils have worked very hard to receive our fifth green flag. Our three main topics were litter, water and biodiversity.

“We worked closely with the charity Water Aid to help raise awareness within the school of the importance of water conservation and hygiene.

“Within our school grounds and wider community we explored the biodiversity within the seashore, our own pond and wildlife garden and surrounding fields, and Oatridge College very kindly helped us to manage our willow.”

Pupil eco-councillors at the school carry out litter picking duties to keep the school grounds free from rubbish. All classes and offices also have scrap paper trays and recycling bins.

The flags are given out by Eco-Schools, which is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world.

It is operated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education and aims to connect children, young people and educators through sustainable development education.