‘Spring Back’ wins for Spring Grove

29 May 2019

Spring Grove School’s recycling initiative ’Spring Back’ has been declared Runner Up in the ‘Totally Active’ category of the Better Energy School Awards for schools in central and southern England. The Better Energy School Awards aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11 years. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and reward schools for excellence in environmental education links with the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

The Totally Active category is for projects involving work in the school grounds – for example sensory gardens, ponds, wildlife areas, recycling schemes and composting. The Runner Up award to Spring Grove is in recognition of a wide range of environmental initiatives that the children have carried out over the last 12 months, including beach clean-ups, making eco-bricks, recycling batteries and wellies, and
collecting bottle tops.

Head of Forest School, Paul Curnow is delighted at the news: “This fantastic award is deserved recognition for all the effort that has been put it over the last year from everyone at SG. The various initiatives have been driven by children, parents and staff alike, and it has been wonderful to see pupils across the School changing their attitude to waste, taking ownership of such a important global issue and mobilising to solve it. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. Achieving this success in the Better Energy School Awards will only inspire us to bigger and better things in the future.”

As Runners Up, Spring Grove will receive a cheque for £250 and a special certificate to mark the children’s achievement.