JH Students Clean Up At Eco Awards

The Peterborough Eco Awards were held at Ken Stimpson School this year. Schools from all over Peterborough took part and displayed the fantastic sustainability work they had been doing; from school gardens to toy swap shops, recycled art work and bikethon challenges.

The Jack Hunt miniature garden display was a big hit from the beginning, attracting a lot of attention and compliments from the other schools. After our eco reps had presented our stall to the judges there was a lot of fun to be had. Firstly, we made seed bombs with the Forestry Commission. Next, the Eco Reps took part in a 60 minute makeover of the Ken Stimpson gardens and finally we got involved in Eco crafts and were shown how to knit with old T shirts, make jewellery from old cardboard and create fashion from old carrier bags. Feeling very inspired we made our way to the hall for the announcement of the awards.

The judges from Peterborough City Council and PECT were very impressed by our projects and Jack Hunt School had to take to the stage three times, easily winning the Eco Factor Award voted for by other schools. We also won the ‘Growing Greener’ Award for inspiring work by an eco group and were runners up in the biodiversity category.

We had to order a bigger taxi on the way home to fit in all the prizes we won! Well done Eco Reps!