Celebrations at Ardallie

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THERE’S been lots happening at Ardallie this week, as the school celebrated winning its third Green Flag Award.

Ardallie’s pupils were joined by counterparts from Tipperty, as well as parents, staff and local media for the unveiling, which symbolises a clear commitment to environmental improvement at the school. The Eco-Schools programme requires participants to demonstrate commitment to recycling, energy and water efficiency, and tackling litter.

The gathering also commemorated the impending departure of the school’s P7s - Iman and Miriam - as well as the imminent departure of administrator May Irvine, who is set to retire in the coming month.

Temporary headmistress Lorna Dawson praised pupils for their work over the year towards the much-coveted award.

“It’s been a really eventful and successful year for Ardallie - the pupils here are a credit to their school, and their community. I’d like to offer a great big thank you to staff and pupils who have worked so hard towards this award.”

Local MP Eilidh Whiteford, who was present at the unveiling, said: “This is a huge achievement, and shows just what a school can do. Ardallie Primary is right at the heart of the community, and it’s great to see so many parents and friends turning out to celebrate what the school can do.”