A WEE COUNTY primary school has been awarded its seventh green flag for its efforts in helping to save the planet.

Craigbank Primary School has just been awarded their flag from ECO-Schools Scotland in recognition of their work in recycling and using recyclable materials.

Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world with 19.5 million children, young people and educators engaged worldwide in 67 different countries.

Eco-Schools is operated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful in Scotland.

P5 pupils Kornel, Kardelen and Sophia are just some of the kids at the school who have been helping, and they explained why they're helping and how they do it.

Kornel said: "We recycle correctly to save animals."

Kardelen added: "We have been picking up litter from the school playground and other classes are getting involved too."

Sophia said: "We have been keeping milk bottle lids and we are going to make some things out of them.

"We have been asking everyone within the school to take part too.

"Our school have just had a lot of trees delivered to the school and we are going to plant them."

Mrs McAlpine, P5 teacher and eco-lead, says she and all the teachers at the school are so proud of the kids who are taking such a keen interest in helping the planet.

She said: "They absolutely love it, they get little ideas and they feel like their voice is listened to in terms of what goes on in the school.

"The younger kids enjoy going out with the litter pickers because they think it's really fun."

Mrs McAlpine says the kids were "over the moon" when they found out about their seventh flag, and even said the kids are now keeping the teachers on their toes.

She continued: "A lot of the children take great pleasure in telling you to turn off your screen when you're not using it."

Daniel Barrie, education and learning manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: "Congratulations to the Eco-Committee, pupils and staff at each of these schools, who have worked so hard to achieve their seventh Green Flag Award.

"This is a fantastic achievement and one the school can be very proud of.

"Keep Scotland Beautiful is committed to supporting all our children and young people to develop the capacities, skills and attributes required to protect our planet for the future."

Visit tinyurl.com/s86jwpsk to learn more about the Eco-Schools programme.