A CLACKS primary school has retained its Green Flag status.

Environment-friendly Strathdevon Primary School in Dollar once again received the honour from Eco-Schools, a global programme engaging millions of children.

The school has been working all year to retain its status with Deby Caskie, Eco-Schools co-ordinator at the establishment, explaining: “Strathdevon is a very eco-friendly school, aware of wider issues and sustainability.

“We actively and continually look for ways to make our school community more sustainable. Over the past year, we have had a variety of class trips as well as farm to fork visits; we've hosted a 'Pack an Eco Picnic' day as well as conducted outdoor learning; and our upper school visited Lendrick Muir and Dalguise.”

The school also grows and uses its own vegetables and holds two days a year for the community to come together to tidy the gardens.

Deby continued: “This year, we have also focused on improving our playground for the children in the community as well as our pupils, and have secured funding to incorporate more equipment into our trim trail as well as an outdoor classroom.

“We have run bring and buy sales, taken part in energy workshops, investigated renewable energy and recycled all of our waste paper for Strathcarron Hospice. Each class has an eco responsibility and looks after different aspects of our school plan, from our litter pickers to our power rangers.”

Strathdevon's Eco-Committee is made up from children from all classes including the nursery with representatives ensuring their peers have a voice in school and that information is passed on.