Top eco award for Royal Blind School

Posted: 02/12/2016 | Education,

Pupils and staff at the Royal Blind School have been recognised for their environmental efforts.

Pupils walk into log cabinThe school has been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award for the third consecutive time.

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that encourages schools to become more eco-friendly, providing a framework to embed principles of sustainability into the heart of school life.

The award comes as the school was awarded a grant for their new log cabin - which will be used to teach students about the environment.

The school’s assessment report commented specifically on the ‘inclusive nature’ of the environmental work and how thoroughly it was integrated into the curriculum.

Also highlighted in the report were the many hands-on experiences for pupils through work in the school grounds and its involvement and partnership with Bridgend Allotments – a pioneering community health and gardening project in Edinburgh.

It also noted the opportunities for pupils to use Tai Chi and Mindfulness.

Teacher Beth Laughlin, member of the school’s Eco Committee, said: “We are over the moon to have this award renewed by Eco-Schools, it is a huge achievement for the pupils and staff who have put so much hard work into developing the school’s eco development.”