CHILDREN at Rhu Primary School have been doing their bit to help the environment – helping to offset global warming in the process.

Before the summer holidays, schools across Argyll and Bute were actively encouraging pupils to take part in outdoor learning activities as part of their home schools, with many teachers giving their students tasks to help raise awareness of climate change.

At Rhu Primary School, for example, enthusiastic pupils took part in Eco Week, focusing on making sustainable life choices and enjoying a variety of activities such as beach cleans, litter picks, an eco-fashion show and baking with local and seasonal produce.

The kids at Rhu also took part in a ‘One Planet Picnic’ in collaboration with Keep Scotland Beautiful.

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The leader of Argyll and Bute Council, councillor Aileen Morton, said: “We are committed to creating a sustainable future for Argyll and Bute and we are working hard to deliver the Climate Change (Scotland) Act and enhance the area’s contribution to addressing this global issue.

“It is vital that we educate our children and young people about climate change from an early age and it is therefore really encouraging to see so many of them taking an active interest in finding out what they can do to help.

“Across Argyll and Bute we have 99 schools and nurseries who are registered with eco-schools and almost 50 of those also have Green Flag status.

"These figures speak for themselves and we will continue to do everything we can to help make Argyll and Bute climate friendly.”

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