Dalkeith pupils are quids in

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Primary 7 pupils from St David’s Primary School in Dalkeith have won £200 from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The cash prize was for their winning question during an online schools discussion about the environmental issues that are important to them.

The online debate involved schools from across the country and was held on GLOW (the online community for Scottish schools) as part of Scotland’s Environment Web Youth Discussion (SEWYD) project.

St David’s winning question was ‘how do squirrels communicate?’

P7 class teacher Miss Fallon said: “The class got really involved with the GLOW discussion and this helped them develop their ideas to enter the Scotland’s Environment Youth Discussion competition.

“It’s clear to see that they get the link between their local environment, how they want to improve it, and the way their actions will impact on Scotland’s environment as a whole.”

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