Published 24 Sep 2012 09:00 0 Comments
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ST BERNADETTE'S Primary School has secured its second Eco School Green Flag and plans to fly it with pride.
The Tullibody-based school achieved its first green flag in June 2010.
The momentum and enthusiasm has continued to grow with more children becoming involved and engaging with the eco agenda.
This week vice-convener of Clackmannanshire Council's Education, Sport and Leisure Committee, councillor Walter McAdam, congratulated the pupils and staff on their achievement.
He said, "The school must be warmly congratulated on what is an outstanding achievement in not just obtaining one Eco School Green flag, but now a second. I would wish them well for the future and going on to achieve a third in 2013."
The focus for the second flag was litter, waste minimisation and bio diversity.
The school was well supported by Jackie Reid, Clackmannanshire Council's waste minimisation officer and Euan Hills, the council's countryside ranger.
Pupils were involved in a range of activities such as recycling, composting and making sure the school remained litter free.
Waste Free Wednesdays had everyone clearing their dinner plates and packed lunch boxes and pupils spent time photographing and sketching bugs they found in their homes and gardens.
Head Teacher Tina O'Neill said, "I am so very proud of everyone. Every pupil was involved as the work of the Eco Council was completed through our Vertical Groups and the work was shared across all stages.
"We are grateful to those who helped us and to specifically to Miss Kirsty McDonald who leads this initiate in school. The green flag is a great award and with it goes our hope for the future that all our pupils will continue to be responsible and effective stewards of the earth."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 24 Sep 12
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