Eco - Four flags for Eco-school

2nd July 2010 at 01:00

A Glasgow primary has become the first in the city to gain a fourth Eco-schools' green flag, the highest award in the international environmental scheme.

This is the fourth and final Eco-schools' flag for Annette Street Primary in the Govanhill area of the city. The award means it now becomes a permanent Eco-school. It is one of only 40 in Scotland to have gained this top accolade in the initiative which covers 46 countries and encourages schools to help the environment.

Headteacher Sheila Taylor said: "In 2003, we were the first school in Glasgow to be awarded the city's first green flag and now we are first to gain the fourth."

For the fourth flag, the children carried out two clean-ups in Govanhill to make a difference in their community and, with the help of Councillor Danny Alderslowe, the school adopted a small community garden where they planted trees.

To coincide with 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the children adopted a Bengal tiger in Nepal, raised money to plant a grove of trees in the school's name in the regeneration of the Caledonian Forest and created a sensorywildlife garden in the school grounds, which also has a new mural painted, thanks to the support of KPMG, Annette Street's business partner.

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