Pitmedden School joy at Green Flag

A Formartine school is celebrating after receiving its Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Pitmedden School has been working hard for the last two years to achieve the top status.

Everyone at the school has played their part in achieving this

Janet Hill Head Teacher

And pupils, staff and parents were thrilled when the flag arrived last week to mark their achievement.

Confirmation of the award came after a visit in November by a representative from Eco-Schools.

The school set its sights on the Green Flag when it received the silver award two years ago.

Head teacher Janet Hill said the eco-programme had been focusing on litter, the playground and making the school grounds litter free,

She added: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the Green Flag and it is a reflection of all the work that has been put in.

“Everyone at the school has played their part in achieving this,

“When news came through the children were so delighted...their faces were a picture.”

To achieve the Green Flag pupils, with the help of parents, turned their attention towards two topics - developing the school playground and producing food from their vegetable garden.

Every pupil from nursery through to P7 has been involved in the eco projects.

The school has an eco group with representatives from each class and they hold regular meetings to discuss progress.

Now that it has achieved Green Flag status, the youngsters will look to the next year and work on new topics.

However, the youngsters will have to wait a little longer before they can fly their new flag, as the school doesn’t have a pole.

Mrs Hill said: “We would like to hear from any local businesses who could donate a pole. The children would just love to see the flag being flown.”

Anyone who can provide a pole for the flag should get in contact with the school by calling 01651 842374.