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Persimmon Homes West Scotland helps nursery wave its eco credentials

22 June 2012

A nursery school in Glasgow is set to celebrate its green credentials in the Scottish Eco-Schools programme with the unveiling of a Green Flag.

Pupils and staff from Beechwood Nursery School in Easterhouse raised the flag onto a 15 foot pole, which was donated by housebuilder, Persimmon Homes West Scotland.

The Eco-Schools programme encourages pupils to engage in a variety of environmental and sustainable issues, including litter and waste minimisation, reducing energy and water usage and promoting healthy lifestyles.  

The flagpole was erected in the schools grounds which is just two miles away from the Persimmon Homes developments, The Glen and The Beeches, and was attended by all the pupils from the nursery.

Sharon McKenna, Head Teacher of Beechwood Nursery School, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have achieved our eco status.

“The children take their eco work very seriously and have great fun doing it. We are fortunate enough to have received wonderful support and are exceptionally grateful to Persimmon Homes for donating the flagpole so that we can proudly display our green flag status.”

“The staff and children are continuing with the good work and are already aiming for a second Green Flag. That would be an incredible achievement for us.”

Persimmon Homes West  Scotland, sales director, Ingrid Gahagan, said: “We were very happy to help promote the great work of Beechwood Nursery School.

“It’s important that all levels of the community work and engage on creating a sustainable future for communities in and around Glasgow, so it’s great to see this kind of commitment from young children.”

More than 500,000 pupils across Scotland are part of the Eco-Schools programme. For more information visit www.ecoschoolsscotland.org or www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org.

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