A NORTH Ayrshire school’s environmental efforts have been recognised with the award of a Green Flag.

Dalry Primary received the Eco-Schools recognition from environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB), recently.

The international award celebrates nurseries and schools which have demonstrated a commitment to the Eco-Schools Scotland programme and over two years have engaged their whole school community in local climate action.

Through the Eco-Schools Scotland programme, KSB aims to make action to tackle climate change and environmental awareness an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of schools, for both pupils and staff.

The programme provides a framework to engage the wider school community in climate action aligned with the purposes of Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability.

To complete the Green Flag journey each school has a choice of 10 topics to engage with, from climate action, to food and the environment, to litter, to energy.

The schools also choose one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to link their Eco-Schools work to.

Catherine Gee, deputy chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “I’d like to congratulate the eco-committee, pupils and staff at Dalry Primary School, who have stepped up to play their part in combatting climate change and achieve their Green Flag Award.

“It’s great to hear about the progress schools have made towards their Green Flags – up and down the country, pupils and staff are working hard growing, litter picking and learning.

“Keep Scotland Beautiful is committed to supporting all our children, young people and educators to develop the capacities, skills and attributes required to protect our planet.”