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Schools shine at It's Our Planet awards


Published by Jason Kayley for Together Housing Group in Education and also in Environment

Celebrations! Celebrations!

Lancashire’s green gurus were honoured at the It’s Our Planet awards.

The awards, run by Newground, a member of the Together Housing Group, are the only awards ceremony in Lancashire that recognise and reward schools that are working to reduce their environmental impact and teach their pupils to do the same. 

Schools from across the county are invited to enter and prove their environmental credentials in a number of categories, with the winners being honoured, held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors.

Each shortlisted school receives five complementary places for the awards ceremony, which includes a two course, lunch, entertainment and the awards ceremony itself. A framed certificate and then the winner received a trophy, which is made out of recycled materials.

The winner of the Green Primary School, Pilling St John's C or E School, Pilling, Preston, and Green Secondary School, Astley Park School (Special), Chorley, also received a £500 cash prize to work on environmental projects with Newground.

Newground, a member of the Together Housing Group, run Lancashire’s only sustainable education event, which received a record number of entries.

Mick Smith, Newground’s Managing Director, said: “Newground’s ethos is to make our communities a greener and more sustainable place to be.

“These awards encourage schools to put this ethos into their learning, and I must say they have done a fantastic job once again.

“The judges had a very tough time but congratulations to all those who entered.”

The winners are:

Global Citizenship Award

Ashbridge Independent School Hutton, Preston

Sustainable Travel Award

Euxton St Mary's RC Primary School, Euxton, Nr Chorley

Waste Savers Award

Lammack Primary School, Blackburn

Green Fingers Award

St Mary's CE Primary School, Rawtenstall

Wildlife Warrior Award

Lammack Primary School, Blackburn

Outdoor Skills School Award

Moorgate Nursery School, Ormskirk

Environmental Innovation Award

Pilling St John's C or E School, Pilling, Preston

Eco Supporter Award- Pupil

St Christopher's CE High School & Sixth Form, Accrington

Eco Supporter Award- Teacher

Strike Lane Primary School, Preston,

Helen Meakin

Green Primary School

Pilling St John's C or E School, Pilling, Preston

Green Secondary School

Astley Park School (Special), Chorley

Environmental Newcomers Award

Our Lady & St Hubert’s RC Primary School, Great Harwood

Big Planting Bee Award

Whitefield Primary School, Preston

Field to Fork Award

Heasandford Primary School, Burnley

Follow that Child Award

Peel Park Primary School, Accrington

Indoors, Outdoors Award

St Barnabas & St Paul's Primary School,  Blackburn

Re-Use Award

Staining CE Primary School, Blackpool

Community Involvement Award

St Paul's RC Primary School, Blackburn

School in Bloom Award

St Thomas' CE Primary, Blackburn











For more information on the awards, or for how to make your school more eco-friendly, contact Lara Donnelly at Newground on 01254 669059.


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