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Keills Primary is awarded a Green Flag!

Paula Love from Eco Schools Scotland came to assess our work covered on our three focus areas of Litter, School Grounds and Biodiversity. She spent the afternoon being guided around the school by our very capable Eco-Committee, analysing and discussing our planning and evidence folders and meeting all the children in the school to enquire further about the many aspects of our Eco Work. She was most impressed with our school and the busy work that we have done. We are delighted to receive our Green Flag and would like to thank parents, families and our local community for all their support and assistance with the many aspects of our Eco Work. We are most grateful and hope this will continue as we work towards our next three focus areas of Sustaining our World, Energy and Litter.

Eco Schools Voting

Each year pupils and staff review our Eco Schools work, and decide which of the ten Eco topics to work on next. Over the last few years focus areas have included biodiversity, school grounds, sustaining our world and energy. 'Litter' is also always on the agenda, but we had to choose two new areas too. P.5-7 were grouped into focus areas and had to create and present a speech promoting their area to take forward as part of the Eco Action Plan. The children worked well together and created a range of presentations to be viewed by the whole school. Both children and staff then voted for the areas that they were persuaded to focus on. The outcome was very close, but after all the votes were counted, and checked, the two areas which received most votes were ... Health and Well-being, and Water. The children are now drawing up action plans for these areas. We have a 'maintenance' plan too, so that we keep up with routine actions such as the school garden and Big Schools Bird Watch. Please keep an eye on our Eco Schools News board, (above P.5-7 coat pegs), for regular updates and photographs.