Charles Church helps to raise the flag and provide houses for sale in Portlethen
10 August 2011
Luxury housebuilder Charles Church has helped pupils at Portlethen Primary School to celebrate achieving ‘Green Flag’ status with the donation of a flag pole to officially raise their prestigious award.
A flag raising ceremony took place in recognition of the eco efforts by the school’s teachers and students, which was attended by Aberdeenshire Council’s new Director for Education, Learning and Leisure Maria Walker.
Charles Church sales executive Vi Teague was also on hand and assisted in raising the flag by members of the school’s eco committee, which comprises of representatives from each class, and Acting Deputy Head Lesley-Anne Munro, one of the teachers leading the green initiatives.
The school has been busy working on various eco projects for the last two years in order to gain the coveted Green Flag status, such as reducing traffic congestion around the school with the implementation of junior traffic wardens, litter picks around the whole community, development of the school garden and composting waste.
Charles Church, which has its family-friendly Findon Park development near the school, providing houses for sale in Portlethen, was quick to offer its services in donating and erecting the flag pole to help formally recognise the school’s fantastic achievement.
Vi comments: “I was honoured to help officially raise the flag on behalf of Charles Church and the school. It’s a great achievement for all of the children and teachers involved that will help to set environmental standards for future generations.”
Lesley-Anne Munro adds: “We were absolutely delighted that Charles Church was able to not only provide us with the flag pole but also come along on the day to help us commemorate this special award that we have worked so hard for. Now we can proudly display our award for all to see.”