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Lancashire schools thinking green over summer holidays

Lancashire schools thinking green over summer holidays

Newground are calling upon schools across the country to get thinking about how they can be more environmentally friendly this summer, after this year's triumphant Green Hero Awards.

After the success of their partnership with the Lancashire Science Fair in 2017, Newground were pleased to join forces once again in 2018 and bring their fantastic awards ceremony to the Science Fair on Friday 29th June.

This year's awards were sponsored by AGC Chemicals and were held at the University of Central Lancashire, aiming to recognise and celebrate schools across the country who are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.

Lammack Primary School in Blackburn scooped the top accolade of Green Hero School of the Year after impressing judges with their waste awareness themed raps and songs, accompanied by upcycled instruments.

The other winners, who were chosen by a team of judges comprising representatives from Newground Outdoor Education Team, Newground Flood Defence Team, Lancashire Science Festival and Lancashire Wildlife Trust, were:

  • Peel Park Primary School in Accrington - Wildlife Warriors
  • Stoneyholme Primary School in Burnley – Outdoor Skill School
  • St John’s Catholic Primary School in Poulton-le-Fylde – Global Educators
  • Newchurch St Nicholas Primary School in Rawtenstall - Green Fingers
  • Roe Lee Park Primary School in Blackburn – School Grounds
  • St Thomas CE Primary School in Blackburn – Buzz School
  • Thorn Primary School in Bacup – Sharing the Outdoors
  • Cherry Fold Primary School in Burnley – Stone Age School
  • Anchorsholme Academy in Blackpool  – Every Child Wild

Daniel McDermott, Education and Training Coordinator at Newground, said: "Although we've only just wrapped up the Green Hero Awards for this year, we are encouraging schools to start thinking ahead.

"We hope teachers and pupils will take the summer holidays to think about ideas for how they can make their schools more environmentally friendly and put those ideas into practice when they return in September. This way when the awards open in spring, they will have lots of evidence they can submit in their nominations."

If you are interested in applying for the Green Hero Awards 2019 contact Dan McDermott on daniel.mcdermott@newground.co.uk.

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