College gets cash for green incentives from the Co-op

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Pupils from Eastbourne College are starting off the new school term with celebrations as representatives from the Co-operative visit the school to present them with a commemorative plaque and £1,000 for winning the regional Green Schools Revolution competition.

Green Schools Revolution is a popular programme of environmental activities and free school trips designed to inspire the next generation of green pioneers, with more than 6,000 schools all over the country taking part.

The national competition invited schools to showcase the work they had been doing since joining the scheme, to win funding to help them realise their green ambitions.

The school impressed judges with its range of activities including a commitment to recycling waste, a “switch off” campaign encouraging pupils to think about saving energy and generally educating young people to live more sustainably.

Malcolm Turner from the Co-operative’s Sussex Membership Committee said,“Congratulations to all the pupils and teachers at the school who have been involved with environmental activities over the last year.

“The work they are doing is sure to have a positive impact on the local environment, while also inspiring the next generation of green pioneers.”

The school plans to use the prize money to support student’s in their environmental endeavours, including an eco-fashion show, a climate change fair and trips to a local wind farm.

To find out more about Green Schools Revolution visit www.greenschools.coop