The four winners of the 2015 Ashden Sustainable School Awards are:
Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff – young eco warriors make big energy savings
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Nuneaton – joined up approach to carbon management equals win-win
Home Farm Primary School, Colchester – Essex Primary School on its very best behaviour
Marton Primary School, Lincolnshire – pupils’ efforts to reduce carbon footprint of school brings big rewards
Ashden has a clear focus on sustainable energy and energy reduction, but it also says this about the awards:
“We are looking for schools in the UK that can demonstrate real achievements in making your buildings and grounds more sustainable, and integrating sustainability into your culture and curriculum. Energy must play a key role.”
Despite this, there is no emphasis in what is written about the schools on curriculum or learning which is a little surprising. You can register your interest for 2016 here.