Green Flag Award for Tarves School

Tarves School's Eco Committee with their Eco-Schools Green Flag
Tarves School's Eco Committee with their Eco-Schools Green Flag

Tarves Primary School has been awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Eco-Schools Scotland aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of all schools, for both pupils and for staff.

It also provides a framework to engage the wider school community in action and support aligned with the purposes of Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability.

Eco-Schools Scotland offers schools a choice of ten topics to engage with, from food and the environment, to litter, to energy.

Tarves Primary chose to focus on Transport, Biodiversity and Litter and Global Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption on its Green Flag Award journey.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Congratulations to the EcoCommittee, and all other pupils and staff at Tarves Primary who worked so hard to achieve their first Green Flag Award.

“Keep Scotland Beautiful is committed to supporting all our children and young people to develop the capacities, skills and attributes required for learning, living and working in a changing environment and world.”

Head Teacher Heather Scott said that she was “very proud” of all the pupils and staff for all their hard work and would like to thank those in the wider community for their help and support along with their on going commitment to making Tarves School an Eco friendly one.

The Scottish Eco-Schools programme is regarded as world-leading; with almost every young person in Scotland playing a part in driving environmental excellence forward.

Now the pupils and educators of Tarves Primary can proudly say they are engaged in a real movement, across over 60 countries in five continents, striving to improve our environment through learning for sustainability.