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Schools celebrate green achievements at PECT’s Eco-Awards

Community & Education

This year’s Eco Awards, sponsored by Milestone Infrastructure, was held at Railworld, Wildlife Haven, Peterborough. It celebrated the eco-education which has taken place over the last academic year in our local schools.

The event, held on 26th May 2022, marked the 11th year of the awards. It was the first in-person awards since 2019 due to the pandemic. Students from the participating schools had the chance to build displays and share their expertise of their eco-projects which were judged by VIPs, sponsors, and other students. They also had the opportunity to get involved in a range of eco-activities, such as building bee hotels, with the Railworld team, understanding ‘Let’s Go Zero’ with Ashden and taking part in ‘Planet Super League’ with Peterborough and Cambridge United Football Clubs.

“It is fantastic to be able to celebrate the hard work that local students have been doing to positively impact our environment,” explains PECT’s Environmental Education Lead, Heidi Latronico-Ferris. “Again, the students have exceeded expectations preparing their project displays for the event, and there was a real air of excitement as they waited to hear which awards they had won. The students leave at the end of the day with new ideas and inspiration to start preparing for their next project!”

With thanks to our sponsors Milestone Infrastructure, and their partners Emneth Construction, Aggregate Industries, GAP Hire Solutions, The John Henry Group, Keyline, PGR Construction and for the support from Minor, Weir & Willis who provided healthy snacks for the students to enjoy.

Congratulations to the Eco Awards 2022 winners:

Eco Factor Award – Northborough Primary

Student Choice Award – Thomas Deacons Academy Junior

Eco Ambassador – Tracy Azevedo, St John Fisher Catholic High School

Railworld Special Award – Northborough Primary

Milestone Special Award – Thomas Deacons Academy Junior

Forest For Peterborough Award – St Augustine’s CofE Junior, Northborough Primary, Heltwate School, The Beeches Primary

Sustainable Transport Award – St Augustine’s CofE Junior

Health & Happiness Award – St Augustine’s CofE Junior

Zero Waste Award – The Beeches Primary, St John Fisher Catholic High School

Land Use & Wildlife Award – Northborough Primary, Heltwate School, St John Fisher Catholic High School

PECT is leading the way with its environmental work in schools – embedding knowledge of sustainability issues into classes to inspire the next generation of forward-thinking students.

Is your school an Eco Charter school? PECT’s bespoke Eco Charter programme works with schools to drive eco-education alongside an approved curriculum – find out more at: https://www.pect.org.uk/projects/eco-charter/.