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Schools' Environment Award

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The Schools’ Environment Award has continued to grow since its launch in 2007, with 19 schools taking part in the original version of the Award. 
In 2013/14 the Award was revised, and new criteria were written.  The revised version was made available to all Infant, Primary and Special Schools.
During 2013/14 four schools took part – with excellent results, see Achievements for further details.

Aims and Rewards

The aim of the Award is to:  Engage Poole’s school children in learning about, taking responsibility for, and enjoying their environment.  To encourage and celebrate sustainable and healthy living.
 
There are six sections to the Award:
1)    Natural world
2)    Waste and recycling
3)    Healthy living
4)    Transport
5)    Litter
6)    Blow your trumpet!  (celebrating successes)
 
Schools participating in the Award will benefit in the following areas:
1)    Learning about the natural world and protecting Poole’s environment
2)    Reducing waste and increase knowledge and practice of recycling
3)    Raising awareness of healthy living and incorporating physical activity into the daily routine
4)    Improving greener transport and reducing traffic congestion - fewer cars at the school gate can make it safer for children who walk and cycle to school
5)    Learning about the dangers of litter to animals and marine life
6)    Recognising and celebrating achievements.

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Achievements

In 2013/14 four schools took part – Bearwood Primary and Nursery School, Lilliput CE VC Infant School, Merley First School and Springdale First School.
All four schools made excellent progress, with Bearwood and Springdale obtaining the Silver Level of the Award and Lilliput and Merley obtaining the Gold Level. 

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Activities

Some of the activities that have been undertaken by the schools during 2013/14 include:   clearing a bog garden, making bird feeders and bug homes, conducting waste audits, composting, growing vegetables, increasing storage areas for bikes and scooters, taking part in litter picks and surveys.

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If you are interested in finding out more, or taking part in the Award, please contact us.

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Contact us

Email
environment@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 261700

Text Relay
18001 01202 261700

Address
Environmental and Consumer Protection
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
Poole
BH17 0NF

Children litter picking