Eco Savvy and Eco Schools

“Love Food Hate Waste”

Bay Kitchen & Stores, Whiting Bay       Wednesday 11th May 2016photo (1)

Whiting Bay Primary Eco Group were some of the first visitors to Eco Savvy’s event, they are a very well informed group of children and spent the time with Eco discussing the importance of

  • buying only the food you need
  • cooking the right size of portions
  • how to use food which could end up being wasted


Wasting this food costs the average Scottish household £460 a year: that’s around £38 a month
The group all considered the money wasted and have lots of ideas of how to spend that amount of money .
Their households will most certainly not be wasting food!
Pupils are seen leaving with recipe ideas and some very useful portion control measures.
More facts about food waste can be seen  here 

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Prize Winners.

Whiting Bay Primary pupils entries to zero waste Arran  school’s competition.

The winning designs for each primary from left to right.

P7 Grace Crichton, P5 Catie MacArthur,  P4 Sebastien Bain,  P3 Rosie McNamara, P6 Daisy McNamara

Highly commended

P6,  Kirsty & Zoe

P5, Rhys & Greta

P3, Caylyn & Nina

Rosie was the overall winner the judge thought the design outstanding for a P3 pupil.  These designs will be put onto a bag for life for our prize winners.

Our judge Lucy Cartledge was very impressed with all the entries, they showed a great understanding of the relationship between waste and the environment and clearly recognise that Arran has an important role to play in the world.

Well done to all the pupils who took part.


Whiting Bay Primary Monster makers, with P3,4,5,6 & 7

holding their excellent pictures for,  Zero Waste Arran,

Design for a bag for life. schools competition.

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 More Pictures here


Join in with   Zero Waste Arran week for your school

We are here to help

Our aim is to help each school on Arran to achieve their Eco goals. Get and keep Eco green flags and make Arran a greener island. We want to help in whatever way is most beneficial.IMG_1486

Eco Schools on Arran

Orgainsed by the Whiting Bay Eco Committee, Eco Savvy is excited to help with a special Bird Cake Making Day. The pupils have decided to save all their milk cups and recycle them as bird feeders. The Pillar Box Post Office is donating a sack of bird seed and Eco Savvy is working with the Village Shop to supply the lard. The bird cakes will be hung around the school grounds to help attract more birds and allow the pupils to take part in the RSPB bird watch.

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Congratulations to Corrie Primary School for achiveing their Bronze Award. Well done to all the pupils for working so hard.

Eco attended a committee meeting with the pupils of Arran High School. Arran High School now has its Bronze award, congratulations. They are a motivated and capable group with great ideas and we look forward to helping them.

Eco found time to pop into Shiskine and Kilmory primary schools to introduce himself to the pupils. All the schools on Arran are trying hard to be as environmentally friendly as they can and work towards their Green Flags. We saw all the hard work already that has already been done and talked about working together on what ever projects the kids choose through Eco Schools.

Green Flag on Arran

Congratulations to the pupils and teachers of Whiting Bay Primary for being awarded the Green Flag by Eco-Schools for all their hard work. The Eco Committee said “we just all cheered”. The children chose to focus on Litter, School Grounds and Biodiversity. They have willow dens, vegetable boxes, play-ground markings, a fitness trail, flower pots, a shed for their den and a stunning mural. In Biodiversity they have built bird boxes, made fat balls, bat boxes, an insect hotel and they grow a range of different plants. Looking at litter was a huge part of gaining the Green Flag award and by all working together the children have zero litter in their play-ground. The whole schools has been working towards this top award for three years and the head teacher Mrs Treble says “Well done everyone. You should be extremely proud of yourselves.”

Schools Appeal – Plastic Bottle Green Houses

Can you save all your 2 litre plastic bottles, rinse them out and drop them into Brodick and Corrie primary schools?

The foundations are built for an exciting project where children in local primary schools can help to create their own green houses. This is part of the Eco Schools programme to help the schools on Arran get their green flag. They need all the support of the community to reach their target of 1,500 bottles each.

“We would appreciate it if you could save these for us. We are doing this to be environmentally friendly and it will help us to get our Eco-schools green flag!” Luke Nelson.

Arran Eco Savvy Community group is very proud of all the hard work and enthusiasm of all the pupils and teachers. We want to help them and encourage everyone connected to the schools to support them to do more.


Esther Brown

Tel. – 01770 700398

Eco Savvy