Jo praises green action at Bearsden school


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.


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