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Primary School Environmental Award


Win £2,000 to take your school environmental studies from paper to project. Apply today and you could be crowned the 2019 North East Primary School Environmental Award winner and bring your school’s project to life.


About the award

The objective of the BOC 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 Annual Awards Dinner on Friday 18 January 2019. All we ask is that the money is spent within 12 months and, following completion of the project, representatives from BOC & NEPIC can visit the school to see the end results.


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.

Find out more about our recent winning projects>


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 14 December 2018. Entrants will be notified by Friday 21 December as to the success of their application.

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