Tudor School Named as Environmental Champions

Project by pupils at Southall Primary given an award

Children at Tudor Primary School celebrate their award

July 3, 2024

Children at the Tudor Primary School in Southall have been named as the Champion for Central and Southern England in the Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools (PAGES) 2024.

Their innovative project, "Tudor's Sustainability Superstars," not only clinched the top spot in the 'Green Researchers' category but also earned the title of best overall project from central and southern England.

Organised by the Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE), PAGES aims to inspire environmental excellence in primary education. This year's competition saw nearly 35,000 children take part, underscoring the growing emphasis on environmental stewardship in young learners.

Tudor Primary School's winning entry highlighted the exceptional work of their Eco Committee in spearheading environmental initiatives throughout the academic year.

Their achievements include:

  • Implementing 77 meat-free Mondays
  • Creating new wildlife habitats on school grounds
  • Promoting sustainable transportation with 90 days of walking, cycling, or scooting to school
  • Reducing the school's carbon emissions by 200kg

The Eco Committee's efforts extended beyond direct action, successfully raising awareness among peers about energy conservation and waste reduction. They also organized creative initiatives such as encouraging recycled material costumes for World Book Day and hosting an Eco Day where the entire school community wore green in solidarity with environmental causes.

YPTE's Director, Peter Littlewood, said, "Tudor Primary School's Eco Committee has demonstrated exceptional dedication to environmental stewardship. Their comprehensive approach, engaging both students and staff, has yielded impressive results. The breadth and impact of their achievements over the past year are truly remarkable."

As Regional Champions, Tudor Primary School will receive £750 for the school funds.

The announcement of UK Champions, selected from all Regional Champions, took place during a virtual Awards Ceremony. The event featured presentations from YPTE's distinguished Presidents, including Dermot O'Leary, Steve Backshall, Naomi Wilkinson, and Cel Spellman. The ceremony can be viewed on YouTube.

PAGES has been supported by donations from R&Co4Generations, Rothschild & Co’s philanthropic foundation, for the last three years. 

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