The Green School Awards focus on the best school-led initiatives in the following categories: green travel to school and road safety, energy conservation, nature conservation, air pollution, recycling, and health and wellbeing. 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.
Examples of entries showing the link between school and wider community:
- 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.
- a homework project to design and build a bird house that is used in the pupil’s garden.
- the region’s walk to school schemes and associated road safety work.
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.
The awards celebration event will take place at Ashford International Hotel in February.
The Green School Awards are staged to help children become more knowledgeable about our environment and how we can help protect and conserve it, encouraging eco-friendly behaviour.