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Eco education success for Peterborough students!

Community & Education General
Children from schools across Peterborough have been recognised for their environmental achievements! On Wednesday 21st June 2017, city schools were brought together to celebrate their green successes at the annual Peterborough Eco Education Awards (PEEAs), held at the Greater Peterborough UTC.

Sponsored by Skanska and organised by the environmental charity PECT, the awards demonstrated and displayed the excellent Eco Education project work that takes place in the city’s schools. PECT aims to embed knowledge of sustainability issues into classrooms to inspire the next generation of forward-thinking students.

This celebration provided an opportunity for primary, secondary and special schools across the city to join together to share their environmental experiences to help inspire other students on their eco journeys.

John Birkenhead, Contract Manager at Skanska, said: “Together with members of our supply chain, this is the fourth year we have sponsored this event and, again, we are really impressed with how the pupils engaged with this.

“At Skanska, our purpose is to ‘build for a better society’ and we recognise that the next generation is really important to the future of our planet and can help to achieve this. By participating in these awards it is great way to empower them to go that extra mile and create ideas that can turn into reality and protect our planet.”

During the day, students had a chance to ‘Meet the Eco Organisations’, where they could take part in interactive sessions run by local organisations. One student from Beeches Primary School explained: “The day is good. I feel happy here. My favourite bit was holding the chicks during the activity.”

The second session, ‘Meet the School Experts’ gave pupils the chance to talk about their projects and share what they had done with other schools and organisations. “It’s a very fun day, it’s great to give presentations to other people on our projects,” said a pupil from Castor Primary School.

“Pupils from across the city take real pride in developing their eco project displays, demonstrating their commitment to learning about the environment and the fantastic work that they have carried out over the course of the academic year,” explains PECT’s Environmental Education Manager, Jill Foster.

PECT is also grateful for supporting sponsors Dalrod UK Ltd, Durman Stearn, GAP Group, McCann, PGR Construction and The Francis and Maisie Pryor Charitable Trust. Thank you too to GPUTC for hosting the event.

For more information please contact Jill Foster at PECT on 01733 866440 or email [email protected]. For further details about Peterborough Environment City Trust, visit www.pect.org.uk.

Schools receiving awards

Culture & Heritage – sponsored by The Francis and Maisie Pryor Charitable Trust

Castor C of E Primary School
St Botolph’s C of E Primary School
Hampton Hargate Primary School
Beeches Primary School

Sustainable Transport

Middleton Primary School
St Thomas More RC Primary School

Equity and Local Economy

Hampton Hargate Primary School

Health and Happiness

Nene Valley Primary School
St Augustine’s CE Junior School
Werrington Primary School

Sustainable Materials

Gunthorpe Primary School

Local and Sustainable Food

Beeches Primary School
Heltwate School
Gunthorpe Primary School
Ravensthorpe Primary School
St Thomas More RC Primary School
Werrington Primary School

Sustainable Water

Orton Wistow Primary School

Land Use and Wildlife

Dogsthorpe Academy
Heltwate School
Werrington Primary School
Nene Valley Primary School

Zero Waste

Hampton Hargate School
Middleton Primary School
Orton Wistow Primary School
St Botolph’s Cof E Primary School
Voyager Academy

Eco Factor Award

Werrington Primary School
Gunthorpe Primary School

Skanska Special Award

Dogsthorpe Academy