Eco Charter Awards 2021

Community & Education Natural Environment

Welcome to the 2021 Eco-Awards sponsored by 

Skanska

PECTs annual Eco Awards is an opportunity for schools to come together and take part in practical hands-on activities to inspire new ideas and projects to take back to school. Accompanying staff will get to meet other providers and schools to further extend partnership working.

This year’s event will be taking place at the Wildlife Haven Railworld on 21st October 2021 and will follow the same format as previous years, but will offer brand new and exciting activities. The positive feedback we have received from past Eco-Awards has demonstrated to us how valued the event is by both schools and students and so we are pleased to be back after last year’s cancellation.

Please note, due to limited capacity schools are limited to 6 students and 2 accompanying staff.

To secure your place, please complete the booking form below.  Places are on a first-come, first-served basis.

2021 Eco Awards Priority Registration Form

  • Please note, if you are not an Eco Charter school there maybe a cost for attending the event.
  • Projects may fall into more than one category, please select all that apply.
  • Displays: Your display can be photos, pictures, writing, posters, examples of work or produce grown or items made. This year the event will be held inside and outside with the displays in an indoor space (Space is limited so please bear this in mind when planning) You can bring a laptop but there are no power sockets, so please make sure it has a good battery life. As always you will be provided with a 3-fold display board, each panel is 3ft x 2ft and a table. If you have any questions, concerns or special requirements with regards to your display, please get in touch.
  • The press has been invited and may be present on the day along with event staff who will also be taking pictures for publicity and marketing purposes. Please let me know if any of your pupils cannot have their photographs taken.

Showcase your school!

We are celebrating all of our fantastic Eco Charter schools! Below highlights all of the fantastic work everyone has been up to. We are so proud of each and every one of you. Together we will build a greener future.

Tag us @SustainablePECT or email [email protected]

St John Fisher Secondary: Recycling Ambassadors

The Eco-warriors have been on a roll this year! From implementing crisp packet bins and working tirelessly in the sensory garden to finish the pond, this year they also converted the newsletter from paper to electronic and organised several litter-picking sessions”

St Augustine’s Primary: Book Bus

At St Augustine’s, we have fulfilled a 10 year dream of converting an old coach into a ‘Book Bus’; a library and reading area for our children to use, inspiring a love of reading.  At the very beginning, we knew we wanted this to be a sustainable project. “

Ravensthorpe Primary: Sustainable Outdoor Learning 

We have been working in partnership with the WestRaven Community Garden to create a beautiful space for all. We enjoy activities in the garden area every day and utilise the space in the afternoons when we have children from Virtual School attending.  We have worked with PECT recently in the Community Garden when the children from our school helped to construct a wildlife wall for insects and planted wildflower seeds”

Southfields Primary School: School Gardens

“Our children have been enjoying getting back to normality and the garden areas in school have been so beneficial to our mental health and well-being. Reception have created their own gardening area, we have built eco fences and our school allotment is once again up and running”

Northborough Primary School: Site Development

“Through our Eco Charter work with PECT, we have been able to develop our outdoor space. We are creating nature corridors to enhance biodiversity and attract more wildlife to the site, planting a cathedral of trees for the children to be able to take part in outdoor lessons, a den building area for free play, as well as areas that will be left for nature to thrive in. “

Hampton College Primary Phase: Food Growing Tower

“The Growing Tower programme was devised to introduce children to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, introduce an alternative method of food production, reveal how the food we eat can impact on the planet, and provide children with a platform to share their positive solutions. “

Orton Wistow Primary: School Ground Improvements

Eco-warriors litter-picking and making some seed bombs!