Woodfarm High School in East Renfrewshire has received parliamentary plaudits from the House of Commons after the school was awarded Green Flag status again.
Awarded by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the programme encourages schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment. Green Flag status is only awarded to schools which comply with Eco-Schools’ Seven Step program.
An Early Day Motion was lodged by East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton to highlight the award in Westminster. Motion allow MPs to raise awareness of organisations or causes in their constituencies.
“That this House congratulates Woodfarm High School in East Renfrewshire on being awarded Green Flag status by the Eco-Schools programme; notes that this award is presented on behalf of the Keep Scotland Beautiful organisation and encourages pupils and staff members to embark on a meaningful path towards improving their local environment and community; understands that the Green Flag is only awarded to schools which comply with a seven-step program and that this is the highest award that can be achieved; 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 the school every success as they continue to champion environmental work in future.”
Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire commented:
“Congratulations to everyone at Woodfarm High School on this great achievement. It is great to learn of a school putting East Renfrewshire on the map for their action in combating climate change. Climate change is and will be our generations greatest global risk. In the UK, we are already 43% below the emissions of 1990, but we must do much more.”