Rain harvesting, bee keeping and recycling are just three of the things that won The Priory School, Spalding, the Environmental Award.
Coun Nick Worth, deputy leader of South Holland District Council and an awards judge, hailed “the absolutely outstanding” quality of entries from primary and secondary schools across South Holland and Bourne.
But efforts by staff at The Priory School, part of the Spalding Special Schools Federation along with The Garth School, to make environmental issues a core part of its the curriculum swayed the judges’ vote.
Executive headteacher Daran Bland said: “It’s taken a lot of time and effort from our staff to drive our environmental curriculum forward and we really value this aspect of our education provision.
“It has helped pupils to work with their practical skills to put things back into the environment, but we also make the curriculum as life-orientated as possible.”
Other finalists were Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding, and Weston Hills Primary School which were both edged out by The Priory School’s “eye-catching variety of ideas”, according to the judges.
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