Island pupils get a lesson in sustainability

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Pupils at an island school have been learning about the importance of sustainable futures.

Luing Primary School have been learning about the United Nations Global Goals which aim to address challenges from poverty to inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

As an example, Dave Alsop from Seed for Life, talked to the children about the vital work the charity does helping people in Malawi.

The pupils were so inspired they donated £375 to the charity which was raised during an event at the school.

It will enable at least one child in Malawi to attend high school for four years.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: ‘What thoughtful, caring young people we have here in Argyll and Bute.

‘These pupils are part of a generation of children that can make a vital difference to the world we live in, so it’s important that they’re fully aware of the challenges we face now and in the future.

‘I think it’s clear that Luing Primary is on the right path to doing this and I wish the children lots of luck as their learning about the Global Goals continues.’