Dunoon Primary Eco Committee were at the Grammar School a few weeks ago for a fair trade event.
A campaign to clean up the area around Dunoon Primary School – and beyond – is well underway.
Dunoon Primary’s Eco Schools Committee was delighted to receive its second Green Flag.
This year’s committee, comprised of pupils from P2 to P7, is full of enthusiasm and has begun an Anti-Dog Mess and Cigarette Stub Campaign. Pupils will design posters to highlight the various problems of dog mess, cigarette stubs, discarded cigarette packets and chewing gum on pavements.
To get some hints and tips, the Eco Committee, with the help of Mrs Wakefield, has already had a chat with staff from Argyll and Bute Council and other groups. It is hoped that media studies students from Argyll College will be able to assist in the campaign. Posters will be mounted on boards kindly donated by Stewart Shaw Building Supplies. Pupils are also looking forward to a visit from the Dogs Trust next month, to look at responsible dog ownership as a way of tackling Dunoon’s messy problem. ‘On its blog, the Eco Schools Committee wrote “We would be delighted to receive comments form the public to help and improve our campaign and make Cowal a cleaner, a more environmentally friendly and an even better place to live.”
P7 Prizewinner proudly displaying her magnificent poster!
Pupil Council / Eco School’s Committee
At Dunoon Primary School we encourage pupils to take a very active part in making important decisions to continually improve our learning areas, inside our building, our play and garden grounds, our local environment & raise awareness of National & Global issues. Pupils from Primaries 1-7 are elected to represent their peer group at regular Pupil Council/ Eco School meetings where ideas are shared and discussed. Our Nursery children’s valued input is much appreciated & their view & ideas are also taken on board, as too are those of staff, parents & members of our local community.
2013/2014 major highlights for our school include the formation of four new Clan Groups who are each represented by Clan Captains & Vice Captains who will work closely with our Pupil Council/ Eco School committee to continue to make further improvements to our whole school community. Our Eco School Committee achieved many things during this past academic year & were well rewarded for their efforts by being invited to an all expenses paid trip to “Our Dynamic Earth” in Edinburgh to participate in a “SEPA”, Eco School themed Activity Day & Rewards Ceremony which praised the work our school had done during their competition project “What can be done to improve your local environment?” eg the creation of a new Eco School Dunoon Anti Litter Blog, a very successful anti litter/dog mess poster competition, published campaign material in our local newspaper, The Dunoon Observer, organised visits to our school from “The Dog’s Trust” Glasgow & the “SPCA” etc.
This year we hope to focus on perhaps achieving a Third Green Flag award for our school and all of our classes are very busy at the moment participating in our annual Environmental Review, led by their class Eco School Committee member, to ascertain what our next targets & action plan will be.