Dilton Marsh Primary School is the Wiltshire finalist for the ‘2014 Environmental Youth Award’.
As county winners, the school will be presented with a trophy and cheque by a member of the royal family at the 2014 Royal Bath and West Show on Wednesday 28th May. The overall winner will also be announced, with a further trophy and cheque up for grabs.
The village school has developed a whole school environmental awareness ethos that ensures sustainability, recycling and care for the environment is central to daily school life for every child.
Headteacher Judith Finney said, “It is very exciting to be announced as the Wiltshire finalist. We were nominated for the award out of the blue and we don’t even know who nominated us. The whole school is delighted.
“We consider the environment in everything we do and have been doing that for years, so it was such a surprise. Caring for the environment is not just something we have done for this award, but something we do all day, every day.”
Dilton Marsh Primary School will be up against the finalists from three other counties: Headley Park Primary School from Bristol, Bridport County Primary School from Dorset and Monkton Combe School from Somerset.
The aim of the Environmental Youth Award is to recognise the part played by young people in promoting environmental projects, as well as encouraging a better appreciation and understanding amongst youth about conservation and environmental issues.