Western Isles nursery lands eco award

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A Western Isles nursery has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag award by Eco-Schools Scotland.

Eco-Schools Scotland awards Green Flag status to nurseries and schools across the country that have successfully set up a variety of environmental projects. Scalpay School nursery class was commended by judges for its range of eco projects including:

Taking part in Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean and the Scalpay Clean Up.

Forged links in the community supporting its eco activities including parents and visitors such as Robin the local ranger.

Supported several eco charities both at home and overseas.

In August 2010, eco-conscious insurance company, The Green Insurance Company teamed up with Eco-Schools Scotland to develop new learning resources specifically designed for nursery school children to develop their own environmental projects, and are delighted to learn of the success of Scalpay School.

Head of The Green Insurance Company, Gaynor Wood, said: “We are delighted to support Eco-Schools Scotland in promoting the Green Flag scheme to nursery schools and send our congratulations to Scalpay for achieving its Green Flag status. The work the children and teachers have done to set up their projects has been fantastic and we hope all the children enjoyed working on it.”

Kate Campbell, Manager of Eco-Schools Scotland said: “We were very impressed with the efforts of Scalpay in producing a diverse range of wonderful environmental projects. Our new early years materials aim to introduce eco topics to our very youngest children and hopefully encourage their environmentally friendly behaviours to continue throughout their lives. The nurseries who have achieved Green Flag status are a great example of how these materials can help to achieve that.”

More information about Eco-Schools Scotland can be found at http://www.ecoschoolsscotland.org