Schools and individual children from Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire have entered the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalists Awards 2010 sponsored by Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN). The judges of the green award scheme have been visiting entrants over the last few weeks and have now drawn up the list of finalists.
Photo and interview opportunity
Members of the press are invited to attend the presentations at the Whisby Education Centre. The winning entrants in the Young Environmentalist Award will be announced at approximately 12.15pm. There will be opportunities to take photographs and interview the children.
Roger Pavey, Chairman of the Awards, said "The award scheme highlights the enthusiasm and determination of young people to improve our environment. It is always inspiring event and we are looking forward to hearing more from the children about their environmental and wildlife projects."
The finalists are:
Was upset the rubbish in the River Freshney in Grimsby and the effect it was having on the wildlife including seeing a birds nest made of litter. He has been campaigning for its clean up through the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, to his local MP and to the European Parliament.
Heckington Saint Andrews C of E Primary School
The gardening club is committed to improving the school grounds by growing flowers, vegetables and herbs. They have recently tunred their attention to the neglected pond area to create a new Stumpery Garden.
The John Fielding Community Special School
Students are building on their earlier projects: building a recycled greenhouse and developing an eco-garden. Over the past year, they have made 100 bee boxes from recycled wood and distributed them around Lincolnshire and beyond.
Lisle Marsden C of E Primary School
The gardening club has a very productive allotment where fruit and vegetables are grown organically by the children, who are learning to cook the food in healthy cooking lessons. In order to help the environment the children: compost, use water butts, have a wormery, use tyres as planters and grow plants in paper pots. There is also a shared environmental area which has: a pond, bird table, a bug hotel and the planting is being developed to encourage bees and butterflies.
Priory City of Lincoln Academy
2 years ago, students with learning disabilities started to develop a raised bed gardening project in an unused courtyard. Due to this initial success and as part of the students’ work experience visits the same group of pupils were asked to be part of a community project, The Bluebell project. This meant jointly creating a sustainable and hopefully self-sufficient garden within the grounds of a local St John’s Trust care home.
Imogen is passionate about wildlife and has a special interest in Wild birds. Imogen has High functioning Autism/Aspergers Syndrome which means that school can be a very stressful place to be. Despite her daily personal challenges Imogen has uncovered a neglected bird table at school, cleaned it off and replenishes different feeders daily. She has had a positive influence on her peers who are now pro-active in helping her with her daily routine.
Worlaby Primary School
Has been transformed in a number of ways by creating a tyre trail, an adventure trail and an outside classroom in the courtyard of the school. The project's main focus involves 15 children who have full control and have created 2 large vegetable plots and potato barrels and are enhancing an area into a sensory garden.