Second Green Flag award for Rosehearty pupils

Going green: Rosehearty eco school committee. picture: submitted
Going green: Rosehearty eco school committee. picture: submitted

Rosehearty primary school has been awarded its second Green Flag from Eco-schools Scotland.

The Eco-Schools programme engages children and young people in key issues including the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future.

Speaking to the Herald, Head teacher, Alison Butcher said: “I am delighted that Rosehearty School has just been awarded its second Green Flag from Eco-schools Scotland.”

Once registered on the Eco-schools programme, schools can apply for three types of award, bronze, silver and green. Schools carry out self assessments in order to gain their bronze and silver awards however to achieve green flag status an Eco schools assossor visits the school.

Mrs Butcher continued: “The Green Flag award is the top level award in the Eco-schools programme and is based on the work done in the school over the last 2 years.

“The Eco - schools assessor visited the school during the first week in September, she spoke to the Eco-committee, had a tour of the school and grounds saw what had been happening within the school and looked at folders of work and photographs and the Eco schools Glow group.

“The main focus of our work for the last 2 years has been health and well-being and transport but we have continued the work of previous years on litter, waste minimisation and school grounds.

“Miss Robinson has worked hard with the Eco-committee over the last two years to help achieve this award and I would like to thank her, the pupils and all the staff for their commitment to the school and a greener environment.”