£40k boost for Scottish Eco-Schools

An initiative which teaches kids about environmental issues has received funding worth £40,000. The Acting Minister for Children and Young People Fiona McLeod made the announcement for Scotland ‘Eco-Schools’ during […]

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An initiative which teaches kids about environmental issues has received funding worth £40,000.

The Acting Minister for Children and Young People Fiona McLeod made the announcement for Scotland ‘Eco-Schools’ during a visit to Busy Bee Nursery in Fife.

In February this year, the nursery achieved a second green flag award for its work in teaching children and involving the wider community in sustainable development projects.

Ms McLeod said: “Protecting our natural environment is vital and by taking part in this programme, children can make a real difference from an early age.

“These are skills they can take with them through life so they can continue to be environmentally friendly citizens.”

More than 98% of Scottish schools currently take part in the programme with 3,747 schools registered and 841,835 pupils involved.

Keep Scotland Beautiful will use the funding to manage the programme.