A decade of Green Flag awards for Inverness Primary school

•	Members of last session’s Balloch Primary Eco committee with the new Green Flag
• Members of last session’s Balloch Primary Eco committee with the new Green Flag

Pupils at Balloch Primary School, Inverness are delighted to hear that they had been awarded Green Flag status for the tenth year. 

Their journey started in 2005, well before any of the present pupils in the school were born.   The school were awarded Bronze status in 2006, Silver status in 2007 and their first Green Flag Award in 2008.  Since then they have maintained their Green Flag status, undertaking assessments every two years to keep their flag.  This is their sixth Green Flag Award which will fly at the school until June 2020.

Over the last two years the pupils’ committees have steered a course which has included buying new recycling bins and placing these close to the waste bins, keeping a record of litter in the playground through the design of litter monsters and growing their own fruit and vegetables.

Head teacher, Karen Ross said: “Our Eco Committee has been highly praised by the Eco Schools Scotland Team who congratulated them on including the nursery children, sharing action plans across the whole school, linking topics to the curriculum.  They also complimented them on their application which demonstrated excellent problem solving.”

She added: “The Eco committee are already planning how they can retain the flag in 2020!”
 

12 Sep 2018
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