THERRE was high excitement at Lochgelly's family nurture centre, in Melgund Place, when their latest Eco flag arrived.

It has been a busy time at Sunflower Family Nurture Centre as the children and staff have been working towards their 5th Green Flag. This has been achieved and they received their new Green Flag from Eco Schools Scotland.

Morag Steele, Headteacher expressed the delight of children and staff: "The children within Sunflower Family Nurture Centre show great enthusiasm when learning for sustainability.

"We are delighted to have achieved our 5th Green Flag. Children, parents, staff and eco - co-ordinators Karen Brindle and Laura Winton, have worked so hard on our eco topics over the year. There learning is embedded in all that we do."

The eco schools project enables the children to learn about the different topics such as; litter, health and wellbeing, afforable and clean energy, and zero hunger, which have had an impact on their own environment and the world around them.

The nursery has a great ethos around eco schools and the children are really engaged when taking part in the various projects/activities they do.

Added Ms Steele: "Throughout the year children have been participating in lots of environmental litter picks around the community.

"The children have participated in growing their own fruit and vegetables and harvesting them to eat for their snack. "Children are aware of how to save energy and have made save energy posters to put around the nursery. Children have made bird feeders throughout the year to attract and feed the birds".

Sunflower family Nurture Centre looks forward to working towards our next green flag.