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The Eco-Schools programme is a sustainable development award scheme running across educational establishments. The programme engages young people, raising awareness of environmental issues, linking to all areas of the curriculum and supporting sustainable development education within the Curriculum for Excellence.
These web pages are designed to assist Highland schools and centres in gaining Eco-Schools awards. Choose from the web pages listed on the right of this page.
All Highland Schools have Eco Schools Award or Greater
Highland Council through its Corporate Plan (2009-11) and Single Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Government set a target that all Highland schools achieve an Eco Schools award or greater by 2012 and this has been achieved.
Eco-Schools Scotland have developed an excellent website where schools can find answers to questions at the links below:
The Water Conservation Poster Competition was won by Eoghann Gollan, aged 9, from Edderton Primary, Easter Ross. The Highland Council poster on the right, which will be used to raise awareness of water conservation in schools, combines Eoghann’s picture, with a name, slogan and water saving tips by runners up, Kieran Barnsby, Toby Alexander Ross and Kate Bradley.
Kieran Barnsby (10), Inver Primary
Toby Alexander Ross (9), Conan Bridge Primary
Kate Bradley (10), Acharacle Primary
Hayley Lumb (10), Inver Primary
Ruadhan Blyth (10), Beauly Primary
Heather Millar (10) Spean Bridge Primary
Rhianna Russell (9) Inver Primary
Countryside Rangers – first point of contact for Highland Schools
Highland Council Countryside Rangers are now the first point of contact for Highland schools in their work towards Eco-Schools status. The Rangers are already involved in many Eco- Schools projects and can support schools or sign-post them to other Highland support partners. All schools have a designated Countryside Ranger who works across Associated Schools Groups.
Thanks to Scottish Natural Heritage for part-funding this guidance and to CSV Highland for providing information.