St Andrew’s Primary retains its Green Flag

Pupils at St Andrew's Primary schow off their second Eco Schools Green Flag.
Pupils at St Andrew's Primary schow off their second Eco Schools Green Flag.

Pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School in Rothesay are celebrating after receiving their second Eco-Schools Green Flag award.

The Eco-Schools programme rewards schools who make a commitment to continually improving their environmental performance, and both pupils and staff at St Andrew’s were delighted to learn that after two years of hard work their Green Flag status had been renewed.

More than 3,700 schools are now registered with the Eco-Schools programme in Scotland, including more than 98 per cent of Scotland’s local authority schools, as well as independent and early years establishments.

The first two levels of Eco-Schools awards are the bronze and silver awards, which are based on school self-assessment and are valid indefinitely.

The top level, the Green Flag, is awarded after Eco-Schools assessors test each school against the award criteria, and must be renewed every two years.