Kinlochleven pupils enjoy visit to Scottish Parliament
KINLOCHLEVEN High School pupils were thrilled to be invited to speak at a Scottish Parliament event in support of learning for sustainability in schools.
It was a chance for pupils to speak to MSPs about the work they are doing at the school, how pupils have linked their projects to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have used opportunities such as the Real Deal Business Challenge to highlight local issues, including litter left on the West Highland Way.
The pupils also spoke about their work with UNICEF and their journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.
Head teacher at Kinlochleven Rebecca Machin said: ‘It was lovely for them to get this formal recognition from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Scottish Government.’
Kate Forbes, Lochaber MSP, gave the students a tour of the parliament after the event.
Bruce Robertson, charity trustee for Keep Scotland Beautiful and former Head of Education at Highland Council, said: ' We were thrilled pupils told MSPs about the brilliant work being done at the school.
‘My thanks to all of the pupils for the excellent contribution they made. We look forward to continuing to work with the school to ensure our young people become skilled global citizens.’
Fiona Janzen, S3, Kate Forbes MSP, Emma Vind, S3, Thomas Price, S3, James Ramsay, S3, Freya Ward, S5, Connor MacKenzie, S5, and Jiero Viray, S5.