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Young People

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:49

Toddington St George Church of England School Toddington St George Church of England School Barry Halton

 

We introduced an award aimed at schools and the recognising the efforts of young people in our 2016 awards.

For 2018 we have broadened the category so that it now recognises a wider range of projects by or for young people which encourage engagement with the natural world.

These could include:

  • School gardens, gardening clubs etc.
  • Education projects in out of school contexts – e.g. forest schools, heritage sites etc.
  • Community initiatives or campaigns led by young people

 

We would particularly like to hear about projects which meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be aimed at school age children and / or created by them
  • Engage children with the local countryside, heritage or environment
  • Provide education programmes to support the national curriculum
  • Be any or all of - practical, creative, empowering
  • Encourage children to grow, cook or eat local food

 

Pictured is Toddington St George Church of England School which won a CPRE Mark in the Youth category in 2016.

The judges wrote The school is an active participant in the national Eco Schools initiative, achieving two green flags, and promoting an ethos that brings environmental sustainability into the heart of the school. As well as bringing the environment into the school curriculum, the school has provided growing and wildlife areas in the school grounds for the children to use, such as tubs, tyre gardens and allotment beds, which make the children more aware  of where food comes from. A pond, wild areas and a living willow enclosure help the children to study wildlife and a variety of bird and bat boxes are also housed on site.

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