Published: Thursday, 14th March 2019

Four Medway schools were among the winners at the KM Green School Awards which took place at Ashford International Hotel last month.

The Green School Awards highlight environmental campaigns and showcase the fantastic work carried out by pupils and their schools across London and the south-east.

The school-led initiatives were split into a range of categories including: green travel to school and road safety, energy conservation, nature conservation, air pollution, recycling, and health and wellbeing.

A number of Medway Council representatives were in attendance to help present the awards, including our Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, Cllr Phil Filmer and Public Health Director, James Williams and Assistant Director of Frontline Services, Ruth Du-Lieu.

Out of the 27 schools at the award ceremony, four Medway schools were recognised and won the following awards:

  • Best Green Travel Award: St Andrew’s Independent Primary School, Rochester
  • Best Recycling School Award: Lordswood School
  • Best Air Pollution Campaign Award: Oasis Academy: Skinner Street, Gillingham
  • Best School Crossing Patrol Award: Jennifer Lewing - Barnsole Primary School, Gillingham

We are also very pleased to say that Oasis Academy: Skinner Street also won the ‘Overall Air Pollution Campaign Champion’ award for London and South-East.

Making a real difference to where we live

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “We are so proud that everyone’s hard work and efforts to be environmentally friendly have been recognised and celebrated. The work carried out throughout the year has made a real difference to the place in which we live and everyone should be so proud of all the work you have achieved.”

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