St Luke’s High School in Barrhead received parliamentary plaudits from the House of Commons after the school was awarded its Green Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education. An Early Day Motion was lodged by East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton to highlight the award in Westminster. The Green Flag is awarded to schools who meet a variety of goals aimed at securing a sustainable environment.
The motion reads as follows:
“That this House congratulates St Luke's High School in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, on being presented with a Green Flag Award by the Eco Schools programme; notes that the programme is operated worldwide by the Foundation for Environmental Education; understands that Green Flags are given to schools for passing seven elements that are aimed at creating a sustainable environment; acknowledges that the Eco-Schools Scotland programme is linked with the UN's sustainable development goals; further notes that the Eco-Schools programme is the largest of its kind in the world connecting 19.5 million children, young people and educators through 67 countries on five continents; and wishes all pupils and teaching staff at St Luke's every success as they continue to be champions of environmental issues throughout East Renfrewshire”
Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire, commented:
“Congratulations to school pupils and teachers alike for obtaining the Green Flag award. Decreasing our carbon footprint is vital if we are to continue to strive and indeed reach the goals we set ourselves back at COP21 in Paris. St Luke’s High School are showing the way for the rest of us. “