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Flushed with Success

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On Friday 20th November,  Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP) and Katie Brown, Head of Participation and Education with SCCYP, presented the Health Committee with the Flushed With Success Award.

Their successful campaign to improve the toilet facilities at Dean Park resulted in the school securing funds from the City of Edinburgh council to upgrade 4 toilet blocks.

So how did this come about?

The Flushed With Success project was launched by Tam Baillie himself, at a whole school assembly back in February 2015.  The Health Committee were assigned the remit and met every fortnight to work through a series of co-operative learning tasks.

They undertook a survey within the school community about what needed to be done to improve the school toilets for everyone.  Every class signed a charter to promise to always flush the toilet and wash their hands.

The Health Committee also met with Bob Waddell, Area Services Manager, to show him the improvement they felt needed to be made.  As a result of this meeting, Bob made some recommendations to the City of Edinburgh Council and Dean Park has now been advised that £25,000 will be spent on the toilets before the end of this financial year – a fantastic result.

Tam Baillie returned to Dean Park on 20th November (the day after World Toilet Day) to present the Flushed With Success award to the Health Committee. To view photos click HERE.

We are extremely proud of this group of children for all their hard work and determination to gain this award, and in recognition of this, all children received a Dean Park Excellence Badge from Tam Baillie and Mrs Shanks at assembly. Well done!


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