“On Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 we found out that Cramond Primary School has been shortlisted for the RSPB Nature of Scotland award! The winner for the Youth and Education award will be announced on November 23rd – fingers crossed! Thank you to the Marine Conservation Society who nominated us and have worked closely with the school over a few years.
Last year, P7 at Cramond were very involved with various conservation activities. Their journey started in P6 when they attended the beach clean at Cramond Beach with the Marine Conservation Society, collecting lots of unwanted rubbish from the beach – a lot of which was plastic! They then got their heads down at wrote letters to pupils in Norway asking them about how their bottle deposit system works for returning used plastic bottles, and how successful it has been in reducing litter and plastic bottle consumption. In P7, these pupils then worked with the “Have you got the bottle?” campaign to write letters to MSPs and convince them of the need and importance of a bottle return system in Scotland. They followed this up by making a giant plastic jellyfish which was displayed at an event in parliament. A few lucky pupils from P7T attended the parliament to question MSPs about their opinions on the issue, including Roseanna Cunningham. Just last week, Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland will have a deposit return system – who knows, maybe the P7s swayed some MSPs after all!