Thursday, February 01, 2007

Eco Schools visit tomorrow ...

David Miliband MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, up in Edinburgh for the day tomorrow.

Seems to have a pretty hectic schedule, including a visit to Currie High School which has the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.

Eco Schools (I've mentioned it here before) is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It's an environmental management tool, learning resource and recognised award scheme.

There are over 2,500 schools registered with the Eco Schools programme in Scotland and over 10% of these schools have attained the highest award level - the Green Flag.

Eco Schools has really taken off across Scotland, but particularly in Edinburgh were the vast majority of the primary and secondary estate are registered with the programme. Sure that David Miliband will be impressed with Currie High School.

Noticed that the Minister even has a departmental blog ... they're all at it ;-))


Anonymous said...


Would love to know what you think of David Miliband after meeting him tomorrow - seems everyone thinks he's the next Prime Minster but one!

Andrew said...


I liked him ... he was under huge (media) pressure due to the coincidental publication of the IPCC report, see:


... on the morning of his visit to Currie High School, yet he kept to his schedule (almost!) and dealt well with the myriad of questions he received from staff and children.