Now in its third year, this is an outstanding success with over 400 entries in the 2018 competition. The project is led by David Kell and Dennis Lewis with the WGC Photographic Club providing all the technical input and judging. The topic for WGC schools this year is ‘school and home’. Trophies and certificates are presented in July by the Mayor at a ceremony involving winners and their families.
Tree and Bulb Planting
Our second project is tree and bulb planting in school grounds in the autumn of 2019. This is a project which all schools can participate in, including young children and those with learning difficulties. Each school would receive 2020 bulbs to plant which will come up in the Spring of 2020. The local Groundwork Trust has agreed to lead on this and will include a teaching element tailored to the age range of the children.
WGC Schools Environment Survey
The third project is the WGC Schools Environment Survey. Again, working with the Groundwork Trust schools will be involved in the science of their surroundings, taking measurements of everything from water quality to air purity. The aim will be to provide a baseline of data against which checks can be made in the future-are we getting better or worse? Apart from the pure educational element-particularly working with ‘real’ scientists and professionals, the students will learn much about the town they live in and hopefully be much more open to sustainable options going forward.