A Barrhead school which has been proudly flying the flag for a greener environment has had its praises sung in parliament thanks to a local MP.

Pupils at St Luke’s High School received parliamentary plaudits from the House of Commons after the school was awarded its Green Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education.

The Green Flag is awarded by the Eco Schools programme to schools who meet a variety of goals aimed at securing a sustainable environment.

And East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton lodged a motion to have the efforts of the school highlighted at Westminster.

The Conservative man said: “Congratulations to all school pupils and teachers alike for obtaining the Green Flag award. 

“Decreasing our carbon footprint is vital if we are to continue to strive and indeed reach the goals we set ourselves back at COP21 in Paris. 

“St Luke’s High School are showing the way for the rest of us. “

Linking with the UN’s sustainable development goals, the Eco-Schools Scotland programme is the largest of its kind in the world connecting 19.5 million children, young people and educators through 67 countries on five continents.