House builder helps nursery wave its eco credentials

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

Pupils and staff from Thornlaw Nursery School raised the flag onto a 15 foot pole, which was donated by the Charles Church Maxwell Gait development in Newtown Mearns, on 27th April 2012.

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 at the Nursery, which is just two miles away from the prestigious Charles Church development, and was attended by all the pupils from the nursery.

Alison Edwards, Head Teacher of Thornlaw 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 Charles Church 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.”

Charles Church Scotland, Sales Director, Lorraine Clelland, said: “We were very happy to help promote the great work of Thornlaw 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 engagement from young children.”

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