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Skegness Infant Academy win Young Environmentalist award

Dr David Bellamy presents children from Skegness Infant Academy with their Young Environmentalist award at the Bentley Hotel, Lincoln.

Dr David Bellamy presents children from Skegness Infant Academy with their Young Environmentalist award at the Bentley Hotel, Lincoln.

 

A group of five pupils from Skegness Infant Academy visited the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln on Wednesday, July 3, to attend the Lincs Environmental Awards.

The pupils made an eight minute presentation to the panel of judges, led by Dr David Bellamy.

They spoke about the development of the Academies outdoor environment and their part in the project, the trips they have been on, the visitors that have been invited into the Academy and also about the sustainability work undertaken by the Pupil Council.

The Lincolnshire Environmentalist Awards was organised by the Lindum Rotary Club, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

The Young Environmentalist award was sponsored by FCC Environment and there were 21 entries in this section which the Infant Academy were nominated for, before the entries were shortlisted to the final four and schools were invited to the award ceremony.

Five children, one from reception, two from Year one and two from Year two took part and were very proud to be announced as the winners and Young Environmentalists for 2014.

Skegness Infant Academy were nominated for ‘immersing themselves in environmental and sustainability issues through turning their grounds into an eco-area with a bog area, habitat piles and hedges; and recycling and re-using as much as possible.

 

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