EDUCATION AWARDS: Green South Holland Council on board

2014 Environmental award winners Cowbit St Mary receive their prize.
2014 Environmental award winners Cowbit St Mary receive their prize.
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Waste recycling, energy saving and litter picking could turn your school into a winner at this year’s Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.

The awards are sponsored by Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers and together we are looking for the pupil, student, class or school that has done the most to improve its carbon footprint and quality of life through green initiatives.

Whether it’s through creating school uniforms out of recycled clothes, introducing minipods for bicycles in the school car park or investing in solar panels on the school roof, the Environmental Award is open to you.

The category is sponsored for the second year by South Holland District Council whose commitment to environmental issues was highlighted by its Green Bag Lottery scheme, a cash reward encouraging households to recycle their waste.

Nigel Burch, the council’s senior economic development officer, said: “We are delighted and proud to be sponsoring the Environmental category in this year’s Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.

“The work that schools do to help support the environment may sometimes go unrecognised by the wider public.

“That is why these awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of pupils, teachers and staff from schools across the district and beyond by giving them the recognition they deserve.

“Everyone at South Holland District Council would like to thank all the schools that have entered the awards and wish them the very best of luck.”

Nominations are open for our second Education Awards from schools in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and villages south of Boston.

The criteria, award sponsors and nomination details can be found by clicking on the Education Awards section of this website.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday, October 16, and for a nomination form, call Mark Stanford on 01553 817354.