School’s green credentials flagged up

Sound Primary School in Lerwick has been awarded its fourth “eco flag” in recognition of the work it does on the environment.

The success follows a recent visit by Kirsten Leask of Eco Schools Scotland, who spent an afternoon with the pupils of the eco-committee. They showed her around the school, visiting classes and discussing the progress made by the school since receiving their third green flag.

In her report Ms Leask stated: “I am very impressed by the eco-ethos that continues to permeate the day-to-day learning at Sound Primary School. Everyone I spoke with had a real understanding of the importance of their eco-actions, and the whole school was very aware of the progress of the work that had been done.

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“Your work on food and the environment is excellent, and I was delighted with the obvious enthusiasm of the pupils for this and the learning that they have achieved as a result.

“Your work on waste minimisation was also very thorough, and it was obvious that waste awareness is now ingrained in the psyche of the school. I was also very pleased to see the way in which you have begun to integrate work on the energy topic into your waste minimisation work.

“Sound Primary School is very much at the heart of its local community and you have instigated several excellent eco initiatives which have reinforced this. The ‘get your grown-ups growing’ day sounds as though it was a real success, and the creation and use of your polytunnel and grounds are an on-going inspiration.”

Mary Lisk from the SIC infrastructure department visited the school last Friday and presented the eco committee with their fourth green flag.


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