Harmeny was first awarded the coveted Green Flag award in March 2015. In June 2017, the school was delighted to hold on to its flag, passing the assessment to retain Green Flag status. This has involved a tremendous amount of work from children and staff, including:
- Keeping the school and grounds as litter free as possible.
- Removing 15 kilograms of litter from each of the beaches at Dalmeny and Cramond.
- Positioning composting and recycling stations around the school and cottages.
- Using the environment to build relationships and look after animals and birds.
- Setting up our own Community Garden where we learn how to grow our own food and where our food comes from. Sharing our garden with the local community.
- Holding an annual Harvest Festival and One Planet Picnic to compare the good fortune of our harvest with that of others and raise awareness of food miles.
- Finding out more about Fairtrade.
- Setting up an Eco Committee with Eco Warriors representing each cottage.
- Raising awareness of our progress through Eco News at the Friday assembly meeting and to the wider community through the Harmeny Herald.
Harmeny’s Eco Code:
We, the pupils and staff at Harmeny School, promise we will try to:
- Keep everyone healthy
- Look after the school grounds and our cottages
- Be a helpful part of our community
- Save energy and make less rubbish.
We are highly committed to maintaining the Green Flag Award, through the work of our Eco School Committee. For more information, contact Rob Eastwood, Outdoor Learning Facilitator, on 0131 449 3938 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org