About the award
The objective of the School Environmental Award is to encourage environmental awareness & action of pupils by exploring & suggesting an environmentally themed project that could be delivered with the award of a £2000 prize.
A cheque for £2000 will be awarded to the school with the winning idea to fund the project at the NEPIC Industry Awards Celebration event held at Hardwick Hall on the evening of Friday 21 January 2022
Fabulous winning entries
INGLEBY MILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Outdoor Learning Environment Project
Ingleby Mill Primary boasted a fabulous outdoor learning environment, however, it wasn’t being fully utilised so pupils set to task to plan an area that made us all want to return to school.
LINGEY HOUSE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Saving the Water Voles
Lingey House Primary pupils were on a mission to save the water voles at a nearby park through the re-education of its visitors. In doing so, they saved the water voles, deterred the pesky rats and helped to protect a valuable teaching resource.
Award Criteria – three easy steps to apply
1. A teacher suggests an environmentally themed project for a group of children, a whole class or the whole school (up to 11 years old). Typical projects might be, for example, a wildlife garden, a tree planting exercise, a field study that might require some materials or other costs, a recycling project, or bike racks to encourage parents and children to cycle to school – it’s up to you!
2. The teacher writes a short description of the project idea and a rough breakdown of how the £2000 would be spent. Key emphasis should be made on how the children will be involved in the project and how they and the environment would benefit.
3. Submit the application to NEPIC – maximum of 400 words. Additional creative information in the form of photos, videos, children’s work may also be included. We also ask that the application is supported by a letter from the Head validating that funding will be ring fenced for this project.
Judging & closing date
The award committee will be looking at and judging the environmental merit and content of the entry, the delivery and sustainability, and the creativity of ideas. All entries are to be submitted by close of business on Friday 17 December 2021.