Woolwich Polytechnic were invited to attend the Green School Awards on February 14th 2019 with 27 schools honoured for their efforts in caring for the environment.
The fourth annual event, staged by Inspire Schools at the Ashford International Hotel, celebrated the top eco-projects carried out in schools and the wider community to inspire the next generation of green heroes.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, described the awards as a “great example” of engaging young people in protecting the environment – a key goal of the government’s drive to make 2019 a Year of Green Action.
Simon Dolby, chief executive of Inspire Schools, was the master of ceremonies and James Williams, the Director of Public Health for Medway Council, gave a rousing welcome address.
Winners from Kent, Medway, Bexley, Sussex and London were roundly praised and presented with district awards for their hard work, ingenuity and dedication.
Woolwich Polytechnic student council were presented with Best Recycling School Award for Greenwich in recognition of our ‘Choose to Reuse’ campaign. We are extremely proud of our students and their efforts to encourage teachers, friends and family to protect our environment.