Flag for green award
Port Charlotte Primary in Islay is celebrating its Green Flag award for eco-awareness - the 800th Scottish school to do so. Over the past few months, P3-4s took part in the RSPB Big Schools' Bird Watch, surveying the different species visiting the school grounds - pupils made bird feeders from natural products such as apples and fir cones, with "lashings of lard and bird seeds". Parent power transformed the wildlife garden, weeding the beds, cutting back plants and laying stepping stones for the children to walk on. P3-4s patrolled the playground after morning break with their "litter pickers" and reported the number of items collected at the end-of- week assemblies. Finally, P5-7 pupils quizzed a representative of the Islay Energy Trust on local ideas for renewable energy, such as the tidal energy project.