Pupils thrive in their new environment

The ‘White Lady of Kinneil House’ is a well-known story in Bo’ness folklore but one day it may be joined by that of the ‘Green Man’ of Deanburn Primary School.

In the past few years, a quiet revolution has been sweeping through the corridors of Deanburn Primary, just a stone’s throw away from the ‘White Lady’s house.

It has transformed the culture and values of the school and is now poised to do the same with its physical surroundings.

Under the joint chairmanship of pupils Aiden Kellock and Jack Harvey, the Eco Committee of 22 pupils has steered the school to winning its fourth Eco Schools’ green flag.

The Green Flag Award is the international standard of excellence of the Eco Schools programme, an initiative that encourages schools to act on sustainable development education issues.

It enables pupils to think in ways that effect changes to their school environment, as well as to their wider surroundings.

The green flag is valid for two years with a team of 
external officials visiting and assessing every school’s application.

In the next two years attention will be focused on the school grounds.

Only a tiny fraction of the land has so far been developed.