Monymusk School have maintained their Green Flag Eco Schools status, following an assessment by Eco Schools Scotland earlier this month. The school has already earned two Green Flags.
All Monymusk pupils are involved in eco actvities on a daily basis and all contribute to achieving success in the ten topics set out by Eco Schools Scotland.
The pupils recently took part in the new pictorial audit, from which the current session’s action plan was created, linked to these topics. Activities include rebuilding the bottle greenhouse, nature walks, composting projects (including
composting kitchen waste) and general playground and wildlife area maintenance, including pruning, pondcleaning, litter picking, planting seeds and growing vegetables as part of the Super Spud project.
The school’s extra-curricular Envirogroup, open to P4-7 pupils (of which nearly half of the P4-7 pupils are members) regularly share their achievements with the rest of the school, and invite parents, carers and members of the community to take part in events.
The last open session took place yesterday as part of the schools Mental Health and Rights
Respecting Schools programme.
The Green Flag award is the top level of award in the Eco-Schools programme, and as such, is not based on school self-assessment. Schools eligible for this award are visited by Green Flag assessors, who will then decide whether to award the school its Green Flag or not.
The Green Flag Award must be renewed every two years and the eco code is reviewed by the whole school on an annual basis to make sure it remains relevant.