21st August 2018
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Dunrossness Primary wins £3,000 in national competition

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Dunrossness Primary School has taken the top prize in a national competition asking schools to showcase their commitment to the environment as part of The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution.

The school beat off competition from hundreds of schools across the UK to win the £3,000 cash prize.

Green Schools Revolution is a high profile free programme of environmental activities and green school trips designed to inspire the next generation of green pioneers, with close to 6,000 schools all over the country taking part.

Jack Smith, Nathan Watt, Joshua Smith and Fergus Allan in the school garden.

Jack Smith, Nathan Watt, Joshua Smith and Fergus Allan in the school garden.

The national competition invited schools to showcase the work they had been doing since joining the scheme, to win funding to help them realise their green ambitions.

Dunrossness was the only primary school in Scotland to be named a winner in the competition and to receive a share of the £18,000 prize fund.

The school impressed judges with its range of activities which are all based on the programme’s key themes. Great examples of the school bringing the programme to life include creating outdoor learning areas, growing vegetables, carrying out regular litter patrols and teaching children about renewable energy.

The school plans to spend the prize money on developing an outdoor classroom.

Scottish Co-operative regional secretary Gerard Hill said: “We had some very strong entries, so Dunrossness Primary School should be very proud of the work it is doing and I hope by winning this competition it can take its eco plans to the next level. The school is a shining example of sustainability in action that will no doubt inspire others.”

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