Young eco warriors awarded

Osgodby School's eco warriers with their environmental award EMN-150522-113057001
Osgodby School's eco warriers with their environmental award EMN-150522-113057001

Osgodby Primary School has beaten off the competition to receive the Lincolnshire Young environmentalist Award.

The school’s eco warriors received a certificate, trophy and a cheque for £250 in recognition of their environmental work, where among their projects has been growing vegetables in the school allotment, saving water in water butts, LED lights in classrooms and recycling.

The team of children - Eleanor Branch, Charlotte Cason, Wilf Marris, Madelaine Seamer and Phoebe Swan - work hard every day going round the classrooms at break and lunch time to check lights and computers have been switched off and then checking each month electricity savings.

They were also recognised for the work they have done in Osgodby Woods over the last few years, when they completed the John Muir conservation award and more recently started working with Forest School leader, Matthew Chapman.

“I started this project of environmental work a couple of years ago as part of the Certificate in School Business Management and this coincided with Lincolnshire County Council starting the SCoRE scheme (Schools Collaboration on resource efficiency),” said senior school administrator Sarah Greig.

“Each summer we train up a new team of eco warriors as ambassadors for the school.

“The current team, who won the award, will shortly be helping me select our new team of eco-warriors to 
continue their hard work in 
September, when they go off to secondary school.”