EDUCATION AWARDS: Village school’s ‘Ambassadors’ of the environment turn gold

GREEN GOLD: Environmental Award winners Pinchbeck East Primary with Ken Maggs, of category sponsors Moore Thompson Chartered Accountants, and representatives from The Deepings School and Spalding High School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
GREEN GOLD: Environmental Award winners Pinchbeck East Primary with Ken Maggs, of category sponsors Moore Thompson Chartered Accountants, and representatives from The Deepings School and Spalding High School. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A determined effort by youngsters at Pinchbeck East Primary School to channel their energies into saving energy was given the green light by Education Award judges.

The school’s Environmental Award success is the first trophy in the school’s cabinet under new executive head teacher Andrew Raistrick.

Both Long Sutton Primary School and Spalding High School were credited for their efforts in becoming more aware of using resources more efficiently and promoting such intiatives as recycling and alternative energy sources.

However, Pinchbeck East’s commitment to a greener outlook across the school was a deciding factor for the judges.

Chloe Pentney, Year Four teacher at Pinchbeck East, said: “We started a Carbon Ambassadors programme through Lincolnshire County Council about a year ago to get the children really involved in an energy-saving action plan throughout the school.

“The children loved it and so we had an energy saving action day when we asked the children to set up their own energy incident room so that they could check whether energy is being wasted.

“We’re currently developing a nature area, along with other exciting projects as well.”