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Eco-warriors Take Charge in the Scottish Highlands!
From the Gaelic Ceann a’ Mhìlidh, Kinmylies means “Place of the Warriors.” Today, Kinmylies in Inverness is home to a new kind of fearless fighter. At Kinmylies Primary School, pupils are coming together as eco-warriors.
Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, it is no wonder that Kinmylies Primary has green-living at its heart. This year, with support from the energetic Eco Committee, the whole school has become greater and greener than ever.
From promoting the importance of reusable water bottles, to encouraging their classmates to pack no-waste lunches, to fundraising for recycling bins, the school’s Eco Committee has taken charge of environmental issues this year. The local community centre is also reaping the rewards of their efforts—life has been a little sweeter since the Gardening Club began sharing their harvests! Rich with plums, pears and raspberries, potatoes, apples and carrots, every class takes responsibility for keeping a patch prosperous.
The school’s year of protecting the planet culminated in an epic Eco Day. Inspired by the Global Goals for Sustainability, the whole school came together to investigate crucial global issues, including water wastage, recycling and climate justice. By exploring the effect of climate change on developing countries versus the world’s wealthiest nations, Year 5 and 6 pupils could see how their green living is impacting not just their local community, but their global community too.
As the Eco Day came to a close, parents, grandparents and members of the local council filled the school hall, ready to hear the pupils’ findings:
“Our parents were amazed by the depth of awareness that their children have about such a wide range of issues. Being part of the WE Schools programme has really helped us to get parents more involved in the life of the school,” said Jennifer Tyronney, Deputy Headteacher of Kinmylies Primary School.
Equipped with the knowledge and brimming with passion, the pupils of Kinmylies are ready to stand against environmental injustice for years to come. With every no-waste lunch packed, every bottle recycled and every crop harvested, these eco-warriors are turning small actions into world-changing impacts!