Progress towards an Eco School Flag has been quite slow due to other initiatives
and activities taking place here at Keithhall School. However this is what we
have achieved so far:
- March 2003:
Committee Meeting No.4. The Eco Code was created by many pupils in P4-6.
- April 2003: The
P4-7 pupils begun their ‘Plants for Wildlife’ project and planted some
herbs and flower seeds to improve the school grounds for wildlife.
- May 2003: All
the P7 pupils accompanied by Mrs Robertson and a parent volunteer
travelled to the Young Agenda Conference in Stavanger, Norway. This was
an international gathering of children aged 11 to 14 years to share
their environmental achievements.
- June 2003: The
Eco Committee held its annual elections. Another audit of the school was
undertaken. The Silver Award was gained by the school. A ‘Bring ‘n’ Buy
Sale was organised by children to raise money for a fun day.
- August 2003: The P4-7 class studied Environmental
Art! The pupils looked at
the work of British Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy and created their own
biodegradable sculptures in the school grounds.
- September 2003: The first Eco School meeting of the
session took place. The
environmental review was discussed an action plans drawn up.
- November 2003: Keithhall School created an information
display for Aberdeenshire Council’s Annual Quality Conference. This showed how the children
planned the school grounds improvements which will take place next year.
- January 2004: The
‘Action for Birds’ day was an exciting event with all the children,
staff and some parents assisting to make birdseed cake, bird boxes and
feeders from milk cartons.
The school participated in the RSPB Big School Birdwatch Event.