The NEPIC-BOC Environmental Award for North East Primary Schools in now open for entries and we need your help to spread the word and get your local school involved.
The objective of this award, which has been running for more than a decade, is to encourage and educate primary school aged children on environmental awareness by exploring and suggesting environmentally themed projects. The winning school can then deliver the project aided by the £2,000 prize fund they receive.
Over the years we have received some fantastic entries and helped schools and pupils take their plans from paper to reality.
If you’re involved with your local primary school as a parent, guardian or governor, we’d really appreciate your support in promoting this great opportunity.
Full details, including the award criteria and application forms, are available on-line. The deadline for entries is Friday 14 December 2018 and the winning school will be announced at the NEPIC Annual Industry Awards on Friday 18 January 2019.
Ingleby Mill Primary School made us all want to go back to school with their winning entry in 2015. The school boasted an amazing outdoor learning environment, however, it wasn’t being utilised to its full potential, so staff decided to look to the NEPIC awards to help fund some much needed changes. The children set to task developing plans for an exciting outside learning environment project.
In 2016, Lingey House Primary School pupils were on a mission to save the water voles at a nearby park through the re-education of visitors. Thanks to the work of the school’s ‘green team’ they saved the water voles, deterred the pesky rats that posed a danger and helped to protect a valuable teaching resource.
Most recently the award and prize fund went to Thornaby’s Village Primary School to support their plans to transform their outdoor classroom area into an all-weather space for the whole school to enjoy and also developed several planting projects that included growing their own vegetables for use in the school canteen.