My wife is very, very proud of her old secondary school, Shawlands Academy, which was named the United Kingdom’s greenest school.
According to a story in the Evening Times,
Shawlands Academy in the South Side of Glasgow is celebrating being named the UK’s greenest school.
Staff and pupils, who describe themselves as “the next generation of pollution fighters”, were given a special award for environmental sustainability.
Judges were particularly impressed by a cycle rental scheme, where youngsters can pay £30 a year to rent a bike and cycle to school.
Another innovation is a scheme that rewards students for choosing healthy options at lunchtime.
To conserve energy, sensors control the lighting system and the toilets.
Shawlands Academy was also the UK representative in an international project that saw it working alongside schools from Sweden, Cyprus and France on a number of green projects.