Jo Swinson praised the environmental work of pupils at the High School of Glasgow Junior School in Bearsden, during a visit to the school today.
Jo discussed environmental issues with pupils from the school’s eco-committee, including the Green Flag recently awarded by Eco-Schools for the green activities that have been established on campus.
Commenting after the visit, she said:
“The pupils at the High School of Glasgow Junior School have done a great job in promoting green thinking in their classrooms.
“Through activities from recycling in school to switching unused lights off, the pupils are being given an awareness at a young age of the environmental challenges their generation will face.
“Congratulations to the school on securing the Green Flag award from Eco-Schools. It is a deserved endorsement of the way in which the school has supported green thinking both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities.”
Eco Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It is an environmental management tool, learning resource and recognised award scheme.
Over 2,800 schools are registered with the Eco-Schools programme in Scotland and over 15% of these schools have attained the highest award level – the Green Flag.
Visit www.eco-schools.org.uk for more information.