Primary School Environmental Award 2022

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The Primary School Environmental Award was established to encourage the environmental awareness and action of primary-aged pupils through the exploration of an environmentally themed project that could be delivered by pupils. The primary school with the winning idea is awarded £2,000 to take their project from concept to reality, creating many ‘green’ minds in the process.

Winner: Lakes Academy, Redcar

Improving their already established nature garden, is at the top of this years’ Primary School Environmental Award Winner.

Lakes Primary school’s nature garden is experienced by every child, every day and is so important to them and it requires some care and attention.

The children will develop a ‘bug hotel’ in order forthe whole school to continue with their bug hunting and align with their “Eco Explorer Project”, and have designed a bug hotel using recycled materials such as pallets, drainpipes and bricks.

Giving back to the Wildlife Trust is important to Lakes Primary School, as they plan to buy ‘seed bombs’ to attract the birds, bees, and butterflies to their marsh.

The school council and ‘gardening club’ will be responsible for the maintenance of the pollinators, offering alternative activities to SEN children who require a quieter/calmer playtime.

After seeking professional advice from their local garden centre, the school aims to repair their two ponds, to support with their science curriculum – teaching minibeasts, life cycles and habitats-with hope to attract more insects to the pond.

The school plan on purchasing outdoor benches to encourage others to sit outside. After speaking to the school councillor, they were informed being in the outdoors is proven to make people feel calmer.  By improving their seating will make a great ‘therapy’ spot for the children.

We look forward to seeing your progress, good luck with it all Lakes Primary School!

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