School’s joy at fifth flag

Pupils celebrate receiving their fifth Green Flag
Pupils celebrate receiving their fifth Green Flag

Echline Primary School in Queensferry celebrated last week when it achieved its fifth Eco-Schools Scotland Green Flag.

To achieve the continued Green Flag status, a recent school inspection witnessed the environmental work the pupils had been involved with over the past year.

Each class had its own project to undertake with P1/2 carrying out studies on water, P3 on transport, P3/4 on litter, while P4 did waste minimisation. Primary five pupils studied energy, while P6 looked at health and wellbeing plus caring for the school grounds, The primary seven pupils studied food and the environment and helping to sustain the world.

Pupils also presented Powerpoint presentations, photograph and physical evidence of the work carried out by them throughout the year.

Jade Fenton and Ben Graham, P7 Eco representives said: ‘‘We explained to the inspector about our Eco Schools action plan, projects and evaluation. He was impressed that each class could not only talk about their eco work, but also see our eco work going on in every class.’’

Inspector Alistair Davidson said he was ‘extremely’ impressed’ by the school’s eco committee who were keen to share information.