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Clachan Primary School has more green flags than pupils, after picking up its sixth eco award.
The pupils and staff were praised by Eco Schools Scotland, which awards the standards to schools which can prove they are environmentally friendly, for their whole-school effort in using the local environment as a learning resource, monitoring their progress, sharing their successes, and forming links with helpful groups including the GRAB Trust.
The school’s most recent award means that it has had continuing Eco Schools status for 10 years.
The report stated: ‘I enjoyed reading your very child-friendly submission and thought that your photographs showcased well all the wonderful work going on in Clachan.
‘I was particularly impressed by your initiative to reduce frozen food waste through the introduction of your fish and chip Fridays, and by the establishment of your library cafe and book exchange and phone box book exchange.
‘The school has become a real community hub, providing an important social dimension to village life, as well as reducing waste.’
The children were encouraged to continue exploring the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, and to choose one goal to focus on, alongside their ongoing environmental activities, as they work towards renewing their status in 2020.