ROSNEATH Primary School received its third Eco Schools Green Flag award just a few months ago – but the school is wasting no time building on its environmentally-friendly credentials.

The journey which the school hopes will end in its fourth Green Flag award began recently with a special ‘eco morning’ featuring a presentation from its P5/6 pupils.

The enterprising children showed off the results of their work with a display of metal water bottles for the school – all provided thanks to a donation of funds by Babcock, the engineering firm which is the MoD’s private sector partner at HM Naval Base Clyde, and all aimed at reducing the school’s use of plastic even further.

Earlier this year the school received confirmation of its third Green Flag award after spending two years working hard on the eco-friendly topics of litter, food, the environment and transport.

Lynn Murdoch from Rosneath Primary said: “As a school we are committed to reducing our use of plastic including plastic bottles. Save our Planet!”

Green Flags are now a common sight at Helensburgh and Lomond’s primary schools: among other notable achievers are Luss Primary, which has now been given the award eight times; Rhu Primary, which has six; and Cardross Primary, which has four.

ROSNEATH Primary turned green recently as the school celebrated its latest environmental awards.

The ‘green day’ occasion on August 28 allowed pupils to dress down for the day and featured a healthy eco lunch and a delicious eco flag cake baked by the school’s catering staff.

Green art activities were led by the art specialist and a healthy tuck shop team sold primarily green fruit and vegetables - which was very well supported on the day - using recycled yoghurt pots.

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Children at Rosneath Primary have been working on the eco-friendly topics of litter, food and the environment and transport over the past two years as part of the Eco Schools global programme, which awards Green Flags to successful schools which are renewed every two years.

Class teacher Christine Keech said: “We are delighted that so many families supported our application by signing up to a family pledge to waste less food.

“Our ‘Car Free Clachan’ campaign really got the children fired up; they are so concerned about the safety of children with so many vehicles nowadays on the roads and parking outside the school was of great concern to them.

“They realise a litter-free playground benefits all, including wildlife.

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“We had a grand green day celebration and the flag raising ceremony featured some very proud children.

“The wind picked up just in time for a superb photo!”

Rosneath, which has three Green Flags, is not the only local primary school to have hit the headlines recently for its eco-aware credentials - as we reported last week, Cardross Primary now has four Green Flag awards and Luss Primary eight, while earlier in the year pupils at Rhu Primary celebrated their sixth Green Flag.