We are delighted to announce the latest winner of our schools competition that ended recently. We asked schools to design and implement a project that improved the environment at their school. We received so many excellent entries and it was a tricky job to choose the best. But after lots of careful thought we chose the entry from Thornleigh Salesian College as our winner.
Thornleigh Salesian College organised a Big Tidy Up and Bulb Planting Day at the end of January. They then made posters to advertise the event to everyone they could think of – students, teachers, families and neighbours.
The day began bright and sunny and over 40 volunteers turned up to help out. The group made great improvements to the school grounds and planted around 1000 bulbs.
We particularly liked this project because it had a real community feel and was a great example of the power of teamwork.
The school managed to get sponsorship from Action Earth, the bulbs were donated by a local company, tools were loaned from the Local Council, and lots of volunteers were found from within the community around the college – A Fantastic Effort!
The school has won £250 worth of wildlife products from Recycleworks Ltd, and will be choosing what they would like over the next few days.
Because of the high standard of the entries we also decided to award runner up prizes to four other schools. These were Redstart School in Somerset, St Andrew’s C.E. Primary School in Manchester, Shaping Futures Day Nursery in Nottingham and Ysgol babanod Llangennech Infant School, Carmarthenshire.
If you missed out on our last round of competitions, the good news is we are now running a new Family Zone Competition and School Zone Competition. Both end on 31st July and we are offering some fabulous gardening and wildlife prizes from the Recycleworks Ltd . Do take a look and why not have a go – you could be a winner!!