Green School Awards
Best Energy Conservation School Award (Maidstone)
Overall Energy Conservation Champion (Kent)
On Thursday 13th February four pupils accompanied Mrs Bell and Mrs Jack to an awards event at the Ashford International Hotel, having been notified that we had been selected for a prestigious Green School Award. The event lasted for two hours and lots of schools from all over Kent won awards for various green initiatives. It was very interesting to learn about what other schools have put in place, and both Mrs Bell and Mrs Jack returned to school buzzing with lots of ideas for a variety of eco projects that we can look to put in place here at Sutton Valence Primary School.
I am delighted to announce that we won the “Best Energy Conservation School Award” from the Maidstone district for our current efforts to pursue the installation of solar panels at our school. This is a fantastic achievement and despite us not yet raising the full £42,000 required, our efforts to do so have been recognised across the county. We are also committed to reaching our solar goal and currently have enquiries and applications in with a variety of Trusts/funding bodies in order to raise the rest of the money that is needed to see this project through to completion.
Furthermore, and just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better, our school was also awarded “Overall Energy Conservation Champion” in Kent!
Our school has now been awarded a total of four Green School Awards!
Thank you to Evie and Jonah H, Scott and Louise for coming along to the awards event and being amazing ambassadors for the school as well as its eco projects and aspirations. Some of the ideas that Mrs Bell came away with will be further explored by our school... so watch this space!
Best Nature Conservation School Award (Maidstone)
Overall Nature Conservation Champion (Kent)
In February 2018, our school was award the above two Green School Awards in recognition of Forest School initiatives that took place at the school.