Mal­laig Pri­mary re­warded for bio­di­ver­sity with flag

The Oban Times - - News -

MAL­LAIG Pri­mary School has been awarded a new Green Flag for Eco Schools from Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful.

Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful recog­nised the school’s hard work in re­duc­ing waste and en­ergy con­sump­tion in the school, and it’s sup­port in con­serv­ing bio­di­ver­sity in the lo­cal area.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion also high­lighted the good re­la­tion­ship the school has with the area’s fish­er­men, the RNLI, the RSPB and the Coastal Rangers’ Ser­vice, and how the chil­dren have used th­ese links to cre­ate a strong eco ethos in the school.

Head teacher Dawn MacPhie said the school was also ‘ warmly com­mended’ for com­mu­nity lit­ter pick­ing and anti- dog foul­ing cam­paigns, and also for ‘our gen­er­ous sup­port of worth­while char­i­ties like Wa­ter Aid.’

Ms MacPhie said: ‘As part of our school’s eco work, the chil­dren have also been col­lect­ing do­na­tions of food for the Lochaber Food Bank through­out the whole of De­cem­ber.

‘ We have been suc­cess­ful in col­lect­ing a huge amount of do­na­tions, which will be passed onto the Lochaber Food Bank in time for Christ­mas.’

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