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Batheaston CE Primary School with their award
Batheaston CE Primary School with their award

Internal News - 04 July 2007

Sustainable primary school is rewarded

The achievements of a Bath primary school in sustainability were recognised last week by Professor William Scott, Director of the University’s Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, in an awards ceremony at the Assembly Rooms.

Batheaston CE Primary School was awarded a distinction in the DfES Award for Sustainable Schools in the West of England, presented by Professor Scott.

The Teaching Awards ceremony was hosted by BBC presenter Ali Vowles and attended by education professionals, school children and staff.

Batheaston school has been working towards sustainability for eight years and initiatives include: an eco team to check school practice, for example school dinner air miles and use of local and seasonal food; organic gardening classes; and recycling and composting facilities throughout the school.

The school nurtures wildlife on its site and has an Energy Arena which includes examples of solar, wind and hydropower plus displays on how to reduce carbon emissions.

Aschott Primary School in Bridgwater took top prize in the Sustainable Schools Award and will join winners from other regions at the televised UK ceremony held in London in October.