The winners of the first ever Green Schools Revolution competition are now in!
Earlier this year, we asked schools signed up to our Green Schools Revolution programme to enter our competition to win a share of £18,000 by telling us how they've been putting Green Schools Revolution into action.
Our judges had the tough but totally inspiring job of reviewing hundreds of fantastic films, photographs, presentations, projects, posters, stories, recycled models and scrapbooks which schools entered, to select 14 extra special schools to share the £18,000 prize fund.
The winning schools all impressed judges with how they had improved sustainability in their schools and their great green ideas on how to use the prize money – from setting up new gardening projects for the local community, to buying beehives, composters, recycling bins and energy monitoring kits.
We’re thrilled to announce our overall national winners, receiving £3,000 each to bring their Green Schools Revolutions to life are:
Royd Nursery Infant Primary School, Deepcar, Sheffield (pictured top right)
Lipson Community College, Plymouth (pictured right)
And congratulations to our 12 regional winning schools, receiving £1,000 each are:
Goole High School, Goole; Charlton Manor Primary, Greenwich; Chiltern Edge Secondary, Reading; St Johns Primary School, Longsight, Manchester; St Christopher’s CE High School, Accrington; Ballycraigy Primary, Antrim, Northern Ireland; Hutchesons Grammar School, Glasgow; Sir Robert Hitcham Primary, Suffolk; Tile Hill College, Coventry; Goetre Primary, Methyr Tydfil; Bishop Vaughan Secondary, Swansea; Marlborough Primary School, Plymouth.
In addition, each and every school that entered showed fantastic commitment to green issues – we wished all of the schools could be winners - so every entry went into a lucky prize draw to win one of 10 school goody bags, filled with great green goodies including solar robot kits, butterfly explorer kits and Green Schools Revolution branded givewaways.
Our 10 lucky schools who will be receiving their goody bags soon are:
Whalley Range High School, Manchester; Loudoun Academy, Galston; Scotland St Philips, Chessington, Surrey; Moreton Community School, Wolverhampton; St Peters RC High, Manchester; Anns Grove Primary School, Sheffield; Payne Primary School, Cambridgeshire; Oystermouth Primary, Mumbles, Swansea; Kelloholm Primary; Tywardreath Primary, St Austell.
A massive thank you to every school who entered – you’re all amazing! Keep up the good work, and look out for more info coming soon on all our winning schools for some tops tips and ideas to put into practice in your school.
Our Green Schools Revolution programme is bringing exciting and engaging activities to classrooms in over 5,000 primary and secondary schools across the UK. Watch a short film about the programme below, or make sure your local school is signed up by visiting the Green Schools Revolution website!