Jura school children win recognition for Eco-Schools award

Children from one of Scotland’s most remote communities have won parliamentary recognition for their success in winning a fifth Eco-Schools flag.

The Small Isles Primary School, located on Jura, gained the award for the activities of its pupils, which have included setting up recycling stations on the island and testing tap water.

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament praising the children for their efforts.

He said: “It is very encouraging to see how our younger generations are taking care of their local environment.

“Jura is a special place and it is clear from this latest distinction that the island will remain in very good hands for many years to come.”

Local councillor Alastair Redman (Kintyre and the Islands) added: “The entire community will be very proud of this achievement by its youngest members.

“Let’s hope they can go on to make it a sixth flag in due course!”

The wording of Donald's motion is below

Title: Small Isles Primary School's Fifth Eco-Schools Flag

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the pupils of the Small Isles Primary School on the Isle of Jura for winning a fifth Eco-Schools Flag; recognises the commitment of staff, parents and the wider community who have supported the children in achieving this success; notes that the activities that the children took part in included testing tap water and setting up recycling stations for items such as crisp packets and toothbrushes, and commends their care and custodianship of their beautiful island.