Annanhill Primary is working hard to be cleaner and greener!
Since August, Annanhill Primary’s Clean Green group has been working really hard helping to improve their local community and encouraging the whole school to be more environmentally aware.
The team, which is led by a very enthusiastic group of young people from P7, is committed to earning a Silver Award at the annual Clean Green Education Awards that will take place next June. As part of this commitment, they have signed up to Journey to Jupiter, an active travel initiative that launched in September; Power Down an initiative to help reduce energy and water consumption and to mascot Windy’s top tips and challenges - Windy Widnae/ Windy Wid.
They have organised events in the local community including a community clean up in November with parents and carers, children and young people, staff, community leaders and local member, Councillor James Adams who helped with the arrangements, all joining together to pick up litter.
And also, they’ve organised the whole school community to donate pre-loved clothes to Rags2Riches, opening a donation station at parent’s night in October. They gathered an incredible 88 bags of clothes since then raising £155 to help the school continue on their Clean Green journey.
Councillor Graham Barton, Spokesperson for Planning, Property and Environment said: “I was delighted to hear all the hard work being carried out by the Clean Green team from Annanhill Primary School and their commitment to earn a Silver Award at the next Clean Green Education Awards. I am looking forward to the next awards, which are just over six months away, and to hearing updates from all of our Clean Green schools and the positive change that has been introduced across East Ayrshire.”