South Holland District Council will help environmental stars shine
Strong green credentials are more important than ever as climate change increases its grip on the globe.
With that in mind, education is crucial to making sure that the adults of the future are well equipped with the skills to look after their surroundings.
As part of our Education Awards, the Environmental Champion award specifically looks to seek out an individual, class or school that has demonstrated a commitment to improving its carbon footprint.
This could have been through projects such as caring for the natural environment, improving use of resources, reducing pollution or increasing environmental understanding.
South Holland District Council will be sponsoring the award this year, as it has for many years previously.
As always, the district council is looking forward to playing its part in the awards.
Coun Gary Porter, leader of South Holland District Council, said: “We’re delighted to support these awards which recognise the schools, students and staff who are a constant source of encouragement and inspiration to us all.
“It is always a privilege for the council to be part of this celebration that recognises not just the great work of schools and teachers but also students, support staff and the important role they play in our community.”
At last year’s glittering event, Wygate Park Academy emerged victorious, with Bourne Elsea Park school and individual Wygate pupil Robert Page runners up.
Speaking after the ceremony, Robert, who played his part in winning the school award by giving up his own time on litter picks as a ‘Womble’, said he was inspired to do his bit to look after the animals.
Coun Porter says South Holland District Council is pleased to sponsor the Environmental Champion Award category as it leads on to a greater understanding of the environment for the future. He said: “The Environmental Champion Award is a particularly important category, presented to an individual, class or school that has shown a commitment through projects such as caring for the natural environment, improving use of resources, reducing pollution or increasing their environmental understanding.
“After what has been a challenging time for everyone – particularly young people – it’s important to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the great achievements and inspiring stories that have taken place and make sure those making a real difference locally get the recognition they deserve.”
This year’s Education Awards will be taking place at Springfields Events and Conference Centre on Thursday, July 7.
Other categories will look to crown the area’s best schools, staff and those who have made a difference to the community. We’ll also celebrate our most inspirational teachers who have given students the encouragement they need to pursue excellence and the individual or team who have outdone themselves with the Outstanding Sporting Achievement award. You can put forward your nominations now by visiting www.spaldingeducationawards.co.uk