Active ways of getting to and from school

Mr Mark Symonds. co-ordinator at City of Edinburgh Council, joined us for Senior School Assembly. He addressed pupils and staff on the health and wellbeing benefits of opting for active ways to get to and from school, and also the financial benefits of using public transport in place of the private car.

There are potential environmental and collective health benefits from a reduction in the volume of traffic in the immediate vicinity, we may explore this in more detail with further support from Mr Symonds and his colleagues at SEPA. We compared our results from the HUSS survey over the past two years, which indicates a slight increase in the number of pupils who walk and/or get the bus to school, this is very encouraging.

Michael Dunsmore S5 also joined the presentation to speak about his experience as a recent convert to home-school pedal power, this was very interesting and hopefully informative for pupils who are considering cycling as a realistic option for their home-school route

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Thanks all from the Eco Committee

Fourth Green Flag Awarded

We are pleased to announce that GHS has been awarded a fourth Green Flag following successful reassessment of our Eco Schools status and approval of our Environment Review and Application dossier. The eco-good news was delivered personally by Mr Dugald MacGilp, Assessment and Development Officer for Eco Schools at Keep Scotland Beautiful, he appeared very impressed with the work of the SS and JS Committees and the overall eco-enthusiasm of pupils and staff throughout the school community and grounds. We now look forward to plans and developments for next session, in the meantime wishing you all a Green Summer

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