Battlefield Primary School
Third ‘Green Flag’ for blossoming primary school.
Scotland is one of the world’s leading countries in the Eco-Schools programme, an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. Over 98% of Scotland’s local authority schools are registered, with 31% having attained the highest award level – the Green Flag.
The 305 children on roll at Battlefield Primary School in Glasgow are proud to be part of this impressive statistic. Having joined the Eco-Schools programme in 2005 their Eco-Committee has been constantly striving to find new ways to make the school more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Their hard work has paid off, with the school being awarded its third Green Flag in 2010.
In 2005, the school was awarded a grant from Glasgow City Council to develop its green-fingered activities. The school was keen to develop a multi-purpose space which could be used by all classes to enhance their ‘learning outside the classroom’ activities and somewhere where they could grow their own flowers and vegetables. Their search led them to Solardome Industries, and they purchased a 4.52m diameter SOLARDOME® Haven. The school now primarily uses its dome for science, environmental studies and as a school greenhouse. Pupils are also rewarded with ‘golden star’ activity time in the dome.
Delighted with the facility, Principal Teacher Catriona Brown, commented:
“We all love our Solardome® glasshouse. The company was fabulous when they arranged speedy delivery and construction within our short time frame. We have held a flower show, where all the children planted flowers and a market the following year where all the children planted vegetables. It has been well used over the years.”
- Battlefield Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland