Ken was delighted to join pupils from Uplawmoor Primary School on their recent visit to the Scottish Parliament as part of the ‘Our Environment’ competition.
The pupils, representing the school’s Eco-Committee, were taking part in the final of this year’s competition, which challenges primary and secondary schools to identify a problem with their local environment and come up with an idea to reduce the problem and make our environment better.
The school project focussing on air pollution, chewing gum and litter saw the pupils win the P2-P4 group category.
Ken said: “I was delighted to have the chance to meet the pupils and to hear all about their project. They were not in the slightest bit overawed by their surroundings in fact quite the reverse, they spoke with enthusiasm about their ideas to improve our environment. They were fantastic ambassadors for Uplawmoor.
I know that many of our local primary and secondary schools have successful eco-committees and would encourage anyone who is interested to give it a go and submit an entry to next year’s competition.“
To find out more about the competition and how your school can get involved please visit the Our Environment website.
Ken is pictured alongside pupils: Alex, Cayla, Maia and Lucy, their teacher Miss Miller and Michael Russell MSP who hosted this year’s final.