CHILDREN at Kilcreggan Primary have kept up their excellent environmental record recently after winning another eco-themed award.

P1/2 and P3/4 pupils have just received their Bronze Award from conservation charity The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) following the completion of six outdoor-inspired challenges.

The RSPB Wild Challenge is focused around "investigating wildlife and doing practical things to give nature a safe and welcoming home".

Kilcreggan kids also picked up a gold award from the Woodland Trust recently through the Green Tree Schools initiative, while earlier in the session the school achieved its fifth eco-schools green flag.

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As part of the RSPB Wild Challenge pupils took part in a range of activities including this year's big garden birdwatch, while they also had to record their senses whilst out on a walk, write about nature, make bird feeders, sew seeds and make a display to showcase their learning and show people how they can help nature.

Class teacher, Miss Charlotte Kingaby, said: "The pupils have now found a love of listening to the birds singing when they are working quietly in class.

"They completed their last challenge through home learning, where they had to record the weather and say how it made them feel.

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"The classes have worked really hard and are ecstatic to have achieved this award."

Head teacher Frances Bretman added: "The local environment and its care have become an embedded culture at Kilcreggan Primary and Early Learning and Childcare Centre and pupils are constantly monitoring and recording the nature around them.

"We are very proud of our young peoples' enthusiasm for the outdoors and their enthusiasm for protecting the local environment and its inhabitants."

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