Top eco tips from award-winning schools

Pupils from Sutton Valence Primary School hold up their special Green Apple trophy for being crowned Overall Nature Conservation Champion at the Green School Awards 2018.

The organisers of the Green School Awards 2018 have announced a best practice brochure – outlining the winning projects from this year’s awards – is now available for schools to download for free.

The aim is to inspire other schools to try out the ideas for themselves, adapt the schemes to suit their circumstances, or even spark brand new ideas. To view or save the event programme, which lists the winners and their methods of best practice, click HERE.

Simon Dolby, chief executive of the KM Charity Team, which runs the awards, said: “Our winners are helping pupils to gain a better understanding of their impact on the environment – and empowering them to do something about it. We are delighted to share their success as an example for others to follow.”

Click HERE for details of best practice methods by winning schools.

He added: “Many initiatives go beyond the classroom, or the school gate, to involve pupils and their families at home – or people in the wider community. This is a fantastic message that should be shared as widely as possible, and that’s what we aim to do.”

The Green School Awards event was staged at Kent Cricket Club in Canterbury on Thursday, February 8. Twenty-three schools from across the county were crowned district winners and of these just five were named overall champions:

  • Overall Walk to School Champion: Minster CEP Walking Bus in Thanet
  • Overall Recycling Champion: St John’s CEP School in Maidstone
  • Overall Green Champion: Sandown School in Dover
  • Overall Eco Travel Champion: Aylesford Primary School
  • Overall Nature Conservation Champion: Sutton Valence Primary School in Maidstone


The Green School Awards give eco-friendly primary and secondary schools the chance to shine for their efforts in energy conservation, green travel, recycling and sustainability, and nature conservation.

The annual event was run in partnership with Golding Homes and supported by LoopCR and Ashford International Hotel.

Schools can get involved with the KM Charity Team’s green initiatives – including the walk to school scheme Active Wow or Green Champions – simply click on the links to find out more!

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