Glenbervie Primary School have been awarded their 4th Eco ‘Green Flag’ award, afterbeating all the odds and rebuilding their garden after it was destroyed during Storm Frank.
The village school’s garden, was completely washed away during the storms at the start of the year.
The whole school and wider community had worked hard to create their eco garden, growing their own fruit, vegetables and plants, creating a bug hotel and a willow dome, and buiding a bridge over the river. They were forced to start from scratch, and the Glenbervie community rose to the challenge, coming together to get the garden up and running again by June.
They were recently awarded their fourth Eco Schools Green Flag award, which is part of an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
Acting Head Teacher Jenny Glennie told the Leader that the achievement was a joint effort by the whole community including the Drumlithie Improvement Group (DIG), and local company East Coast Viners, who both provided much needed support. Community action days were also held where members of the wider community came out to lend a hand.
Ms Glennie said: “The garden was donated to the school by a local farmer many years ago, and there has always been an arrangement that it can be used by the wider community too. DIG have offered so much help and support and really worked hard to help us get back on our feet.
“It really is a wonderful achievement to see the school and the community come together to get the garden up and running again and it is great to see the children able to make use of it again.”
The school also earned their green flag by working on various projects to make the school more eco-friendly and promote biodiversity. They also held a Walk to school week.
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