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Green Hero Award Winners Announced

After another successful year the Green Hero Awards are calling for schools in Lancashire to nominate their environmental credentials ready for next year.


The awards, which have been running for more than 10 years, are part of the Lancashire science Festival at the University of Central Lancashire, which took place from the 27th to the 29th June. The annual awards are organised by Newground, part of Together Housing Group. They were sponsored by AGC, which is a multinational company with their headquarters based in Thornton Clevelys, and the company has a keen interest in investing in their local community in Lancashire. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate schools in the county that are working hard to reduce their carbon footprint.


Thornton Primary School in Thornton Cleveleys bagged the top prize of Green Hero School of the Year after impressing the judges with their own green house made from recycled plastic bottles and their team work with the local council on how to reduce waste in their local area.

The other winners, who were chosen by a team of judges comprising representatives from Newground outdoor education team, Newground flood defence team, Lancashire Science Festival and Lancashire Wildlife Trust, were:

  • Thornton primary school in Thornton Cleveleys – Wildlife Warriors Award
  • Anchorsholme Academy in Blackpool – Sharing the Outdoors Award
  • Thornton Primary School in Thornton Cleveleys – Waste Savers Award
  • Cribden House School in Rawtenstall – Community Woodland Award
  • Peel Park Primary School in Accrington – Outdoor skills Award
  • Thorn Primary School in Bacup – Outdoor Innovation Award
  • John’s Catholic Primary School in Poulton-le-Flyde – Green Fingers Award
  • Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Poulton-le-Fylde – Global Education Award
  • Miller Casson from St. John’s Catholic Primary School in Poulton-le-Fylde – Pupil of the Year
  • Evie Jones from Thornton Primary School in Thronton Cleveleys – Pupil of the Year

Nic McGrath the Community Programme Director said:

“It has been great to see all the hard work schools and pupils have put in, not just for the Green Hero Awards, but for the environment too.

“We hope that schools will think ahead and use the summer break to consider how they can make their school a little bit greener, ready for when they return in September. This way when the awards open up again in the spring, they will have lot to say in their applications. We can’t wait to see what next year’s schools will do!”

If you are interested in applying for the Green Hero Awards 2020 contact Dan McDermott on



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