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Schools Celebrate Green Success at the 9th Eco Awards

The green achievements of students across the city were celebrated at this year’s Eco Awards, which were held at Hampton Gardens School on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

The Awards, sponsored by Skanska and run by the charity PECT, showcased the excellent Eco Education work which has taken place across the city’s schools over the last year.

In the run-up to the awards, students developed projects which demonstrated their commitment to the environment. These projects were grouped into themes, which comprised of categories such as health and happiness, land use and wildlife, and local and sustainable food.

Their hard work and inspiration was displayed and presented to a panel of judges and was an opportunity for schools to share best practice and celebrate their green improvements.

“It is fantastic to be able to provide an opportunity for so many students to be involved with their own local environment and to be able to work on environmental issues,” explains PECT’s Environmental Education Coordinator, Heidi Latronico-Ferris. “The students always put in so much hard work into preparing their displays for the event, and there was a real air of excitement as they waited to hear which awards they have won.”

The independent charity 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.

With thanks for the support of Skanska, Hampton Gardens, PGR Construction, Dalpumps UK Ltd, Durman Stearn and GAP Group.

For more information on the Environmental Education taking place in schools please contact education@pect.org.uk. For further details about Peterborough Environment City Trust, visit www.pect.org.uk.

Winners –

Student Choice Award – Southfields Primary

Eco Factor (Voted for by the Judges) – Hampton College Primary

Eco Ambassador – Caitlin from St Augustine’s Junior School

Sponsors Special Award – St Augustine’s Junior School