2010 - Lisle Marsden Primary School

Lisle Marsden Primary School Lisle Marsden Primary School

Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award 2010 was awarded by Rt Rev John Saxbee, Bishop of Lincoln, to the Lisle Marsden C of E Primary School

Sustainability and improving the environment both inside and outside the school runs through the ethos of the Lisle Marsden C of E Primary School. The gardening club has a very productive allotment where fruit and vegetables are grown organically by the children; the produce from the allotment is used in healthy cooking lessons to make things like strawberry muffins and rhubarb punch; there is a walk to school scheme; and an environmental area with a pond, bird table, bug hotel and planting with native species to encourage bees and butterflies. One of their successes has been the ‘Get your Grown-ups Growing Day’ where children invited their families to get involved with tree planting , bulb planting, making scarecrows and bird cake, constructing bug houses and collecting leaves. Over 100 adults joined in.

On winning the award the children from Lisle Marsden Primary School described the day as “magic” and “one of the best days of my life!” The children were already knowledgeable and enthusiastic but hadn’t expected to win. They now want to keep working on their projects and develop their environmental area further.

Runners Up: Priory City of Lincoln Academy and William Chico

Highly Commended: Heckington Saint Andrews C of E Primary School, The John Fielding Community Special School, Imogen Reeves and Worlaby Primary School

Unfortunately the adult section of the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards was not run in 2010 due to a lack of sponsors.