Twenty four schools across Kent, Medway and Bexley were rewarded for their dedication to eco-friendly behaviour at an awards ceremony on Thursday.
The Green School Awards recognised schemes in the county’s schools that promote green travel to school, recycling and sustainability, nature conservation and energy conservation.
Simon Dolby, chief executive of the KM Charity Team, said: ” Our judges were delighted by the range of green activities taking place in our schools, and had the tough task of selecting the district winners and overall champions. We have seen some great environmental initiatives that are inspiring and empowering pupils to strive for a better future for their communities. One of the day’s big winners was Senacre Wood Primary School, Maidstone which claimed the Overall Green Champion honour.”
Winning schools demonstrated best practice in educating students about the environment and encouraging them to adopt eco-friendly initiatives. Pupils, teachers and parents from infant, primary and secondary schools were invited to the award presentation event staged at Canterbury Cricket Club.
Hampton Primary School, Canterbury was named Overall Eco School Champion, whilst Sandwhich Technology School, Dover became the Overall Nature Conservation Champion and Thames View Primary School, Medway picked up the Walk To School champion title.
A detailed overview of all the winning schemes will be published in a best practice booklet circulated to participating schools across the region and available to download hereGreen Awards Booklet
The KM Green School Awards are supported by Golding Homes, LoopCR Ltd, Armadillo Self Storage and Kent County Cricket Club
For more information on how your school can get involved with eco-friendly and green travel initiatives, visit www.kmcharityteam.co.uk
Green School Awards 2017 Winners
Overall Eco School Champion – Hampton Primary School, Canterbury
Overall Nature Conservation Champion – Sandwich Technology School, Dover
Overall Green Champion – Senacre Wood Primary School, Maidstone
Overall Forest School Champion Sussex Road Community Primary School, West Kent
Overall Walk To School Champion – Thames View Primary School. Medway
Bexley: Best Walk To School Award – Longlands Primary School. Best Green Champion Award – Gravel Hill Primary School
Canterbury: Best Environmental School Award – Hampton Primary School. Best Walking Bus Volunteer – Caroline White, Canterbury Primary School.
Dover: Best Secondary School Nature Conservation Award – Sandwich Technology School. Best Primary School Nature Conservation Award – Langdon Primary School.
Gravesham: Best Nature Conservation School Award – Riverview Infant School. Best Environmental Award – Shears Green Infant School.
Maidstone: Best Environmental School Award – St John’s CEP School. Best Green Champion – Senacre Wood Primary School. Best Secondary School Nature Conservation Award – Invicta Grammar School.
Medway: Best Secondary Walk To School Award – Victory Academy. Best Walking Bus Award – Thames View Primary School. Best Primary School Nature Conservation Award – St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary, Rainham
Swale: Best Primary School Nature Conservation Award – Richmond Academy. Best Green Champion Award – Queenborough Primary School and Nursery.
South Kent: Best Environmental School – Bodsham CEP School. Best Forest School – St Mary’s Primary Academy, Folkestone.
Thanet: Best School Crossing Patrol for East Kent – Pat Bennet, Dame Janet Primary Academy. Best Primary School Nature Conservation Award – Callis Grange Nursery and Infant School. Best Walking Bus – Monkton CEP School
West Kent: Best Walking Bus – West Malling CEP School. Best Forest School Award – Sussex Road Community Primary School. Best Crossing Patrol – Kathleen Clark, St James The Great Primary Academy.