In 2016 Prestonpans Primary School earned our Eco School Green Flag .
To earn a Green Flag Award, your school needs to follow the Seven Elements, ensuring that Eco-Schools is pupil-led, linked to the curriculum and involves the whole school and wider community. Eco-Schools Scotland is designed to encourage whole-school community action on Learning for Sustainability. Below you will find a few examples of the things we have done to achieve this excellent Eco Award.
Eco Week, 6th-10th June 2016
Thanks to everyone who took part and especially those pupils who designed and made fashion from junk.
A great job reusing materials and the panel and I had a lot of fun judging you. Declan in 6S had the most ‘wow factor’ and made us laugh!
The school garden will be open over the holidays if pupils would like to enjoy it with their parents or carers. Our gardener Barbara will be here on the first 4 Tuesdays of the holidays from about 10am until noon. She will be happy to assist with expertise and the greenhouses and shed will be open at this time.
Many thanks to all those children and adults who helped out this year in the garden.
New School Garden.
We are delighted to announce that the new school garden is now fully operational and we’ve already harvested some of our first crops. On Thursday 18th September we will be holding an Opening ceremony at 3.00 pm and asking Barbara McKenzie, our garden helper, to cut the ribbon. I have sent invitations to those parents who have given us a helping hand recently, but if I have accidentally missed your name, please come along to join us.
We are looking forward to using the garden with classes of children as well as with our ever-enthusiastic Eco Volunteers.
A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out.
Great progress for the Eco-committee: as well as volunteering to help Mrs Peterson and her team, you can also choose the gardening option for your Skills for Life lesson. This will take place on some Wednesday afternoons at 2.30pm.
Our fantastic helper Barbara has been absent for a while and we hope she will be back soon. Any parents, grandparents or friends of the school who would like to help out would be very welcome. Just give us a call or send Mrs Peterson an email (address from the office or send a message via this website.)
The photos here are of our last outing, which was to Sanderson’s Wynd Primary school in May. Three pupils and Mrs Peterson attended the East Lothian Eco and Sustainability Summit to show off the good work we’ve done in school. They were Rebecca, Aimee and Jack.
Our school has its Eco Schools Silver Award and its RHS Third Level School Gardening Award.