22nd February 2018
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Dunrossness Primary School scoops top prize in national green competition

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Dunrossness Primary School has won £3,000 in prize money for coming top in a national environmental competition.
Green Schools Revolution is a popular programme of environmental activities and free school trips designed to inspire the next generation of green pioneers, with over 6,000 schools all over the country taking part.

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.

The Dunrossness school impressed the 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 included creating outdoor learning areas, growing vegetables, carrying out regular litter patrols and teaching children about renewable energy.

Lerwick Co-operative supermarket manager John Rankin will be visiting the school on Friday to present the award.

He said: “Congratulations to all the pupils and teachers who have been involved with environmental activities over the last year. The work they are doing is sure to have a positive impact on the local environment, while also inspiring the next generation of green pioneers.”

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

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