In an incredible 24 hours our Plastic Education campaign reached the dizzy heights of being shortlisted for TWO prestigious national awards. This double ‘wowzers’ was experienced as we made the cut for not only this year’s Times Educational Supplement (TES) Awards, but also becoming finalists for a National Recycling Award.
We are in the running for both ‘Community and Collaboration’ awards and ‘Campaign of the Year’ categories, looking at how our project has connected and is supporting schools. It is a recognition of the work schools, alongside others, have done to inspire and enthuse children across the country to learn about, understand and respond to the increasing impact of plastics, pollution, recycling and the circular economy.
Congratulations and thank you to all 94 schools so far!
The editor of the TES, Ann Mroz, said: ‘It is wonderful to see such great ideas and excellent practice emerging from our schools and teachers, especially at a time when schools are under financial pressure. We had a record number of entries this year and the standard was very high, so all those shortlisted should be very proud: it’s an extraordinary achievement to be on this shortlist.’