Achieving Green Flag Status

Mackie Academy have struck up a working collaboration with Stonehaven's Horizon Group
Mackie Academy have struck up a working collaboration with Stonehaven's Horizon Group

Mackie Academy and Stonehaven Horizon are taking steps to help the school achieve Green Flag status from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The school, which already has bronze status in the Eco Schools initiative, has taken positive steps in their aim to be recognised as eco -friendly.

The school was helped by the Stonehaven Horizon group last Wednesday, December 11, and planted 25 saplings in the school grounds.

It received the plants after applying to the Woodlands Trust.

Allan Cairnduff, of the Horizon group, said it was great to see students getting involved

He added: “Mackie’s Eco group contacted us to see if we could help them out with some of their projects,.

‘‘The group had obtained some saplings from the woodlands trust and we were there to help and show how to plant them.

‘‘We will see how they come on and are hoping to get some protective tubing from the council.

“It is great to see an Eco group at the Academy. We have worked with some of the primary schools in the past and it is good to see some of the older students getting involved.”

Mackie Academy’s Dr Kirsty Mustard said: “I would like to thank the Stonehaven Horizon Group on behalf of the Eco Committee for helping us with this project and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them.”

Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues. It is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme.