The Green School Awards showcase environmental campaigns and best practice.
The awards focus on the best school-led initiatives in the following categories: green travel to school and road safety, energy conservation, nature conservation and recycling. Schemes should link to schools to some degree, perhaps with the original idea being generated by a school but then carried out in pupils’ homes or the wider community.
Suggested examples showing this link between school and wider community could involve a design competition to reduce electricity use staged in school with pupil’s stickers being used in the family home or parents’ place of work; homework project to design and build a bird house that is used in the pupil’s garden. And of course the county’s walk to school schemes and associated road safety work are also celebrated through the Green School Awards.
Initiatives can focus solely on school grounds such as a recycling campaign created and delivered on school premises or the creation of a nature conservation area or kitchen garden to grow vegetables used in the school kitchens.
An awards celebration event will take place at the Kent Cricket Club, Canterbury in February. Additional seats at the awards event can be purchased and a raffle will be held to raise funds for children’s road safety schemes in the region.
The KM Green School awards will be staged to help children become more knowledgeable about our environment and how we can help protect and conserve it, encouraging eco friendly behaviour.
The event will be staged in February 2017.
All nominations must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, December 11.