The FCC Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award 2018 was presented to St Margaret's CE Primary School, Withern

Friday 4th May 2018

St Margaret's CE Primary School, WithernSt Margaret's CE Primary School, Withern

The finals of the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award were held at the Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, on Thursday 3 May 2018.

All the schools gave inspiring presentation on their environmental work which including creating habitats for wildlife in school grounds, growing organic vegetables and keeping bees. The judges were particularly impressed with St Margaret's CE Primary Schools commitment to outdoor learning and environmental work in the wider community.

The school in Withern near Alford has an outdoor learning space with an organic growing area, outdoor science laboratory, a unique outdoor centre for mathematics, botanical gardens, a pond which now has frogs and newts, butterfly garden and ‘bug hotels’. They hold an annual pumpkin day and produce their own organic apple juice.

But their environmental works also extends beyond the school boundary. Every member the school community is responsible for surveying the local woodlands, fields and water ways and contributes environmental data which is written up to share with the whole local community and fed into national surveys.

James Siddle, Head teacher St Margaret's CE Primary School, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to win this award. Both pupils and staff have been working very hard over a number of years to improve the school grounds for the benefit of the environment as well as developing opportunities to learn about the natural world - for example through research and filmmaking. We share our journey of discovery with the local community through our 'pumpkin day' and 'community meals' as well our on-going biodiversity work. This award will give us the encouragement to continue on this journey and work even closer with our local community.”

FCC Environment Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award Winner:
St Margaret's CE Primary School, Withern

Runners up:
Boston West Academy
Burton Hathow Preparatory School

Highly commended:
Ancaster CofE Primary School
St Michael’s CofE Primary School

Photos from St Margaret's CE Primary School, Withern