Education & Training
An Eco-update for schools
Eco-Schools - Schools continue to be encouraged to register as an Eco-school and progress through the levels of Bronze, Silver and ‘Green Flag’. It is very pleasing to note that, over the past twelve months, there have been significant increases in the number of schools achieving success in each category of award.
I am sure that in many cases, a ‘Bronze’ Award, at the very least, will be confirmation of good practice already evident within the school and I would therefore urge schools to contact Linda Simpson, Staff Tutor, who can supply further information and advice on getting started.
Particular congratulations go to pupils and colleagues of Tannadice, Andover, Arbirlot, Glenisla and “the school previously known as” Chapelpark who have all achieved the very prestigious Green Flag status.
I would encourage those schools which have not yet embarked on the journey to achieve Eco-School Awards to take their first steps now. The work in this area is very much linked to other priorities and, in particular, schools will be able to make connections with A Curriculum for Excellence, Citizenship, Social Studies Curriculum, Health Promoting Schools and consultation with pupils.
With further specific reference to Eco Schools and good practice generally, I know that schools have often been frustrated in their attempts to establish and promote recycling as there has not always been a reliable uplift service available.
Schools will therefore be pleased to learn that, by Christmas, Infrastructure Services will be starting an uplift from schools. Containers will be made available to schools and these will allow the collection of cans, plastic bottles, waste paper, newspapers, magazines, cardboard and glass.
Gregor Robson, Quality Improvement Officer (Primary)
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