The Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools (PAGES) is a new awards scheme for primary schools in the United Kingdom. The Awards are based on the success of the Better Energy School Awards, through which we saw amazing environmental projects submitted by over 400,000 young people, guided by their inspirational teachers.
The Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and ANY work you are doing at your school covering any kind of environmental issue can be entered. PAGES link with the National Curriculum for England and Wales, the Northern Ireland Curriculum Primary and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, click here to explore our guides.
The Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools are split into four regions (South/ Central; North, Wales and N. Ireland; Scotland) and there will be a winner for each Award category in each region. 12 of the Regional Winners will receive £500 for the school. The best entry chosen from all of the Regional Winners in each region will be made a Regional Champion and will receive £750. The best of the Regional Champions will be chosen as the UK Champions, who receive a total of £2,000 for the school funds.
In addition to all the winners, 16 Runners-Up will receive £200 each for the school funds. A further 16 Highly Commended schools will receive £100.
Please see competition rules for more details.
UK Champions’ prize of £2,000
Three prizes of £750 for Regional Champions
12 prizes of £500 for Regional Winners
16 prizes of £200 for Runners-Up
16 prizes of £100 for Highly Commended entries
Downloadable certificate for every entry received
The winner of the 2023 competition will be announced shortly, come back soon to find out!
The competition is split up into 4 categories, schools enter projects in one or more of the categories
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YPTE (registered charity number 1153740) aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the natural world and of the need for sustainability. It provides educational services for schools and young people including:
Website: ypte.org.uk for a huge range of environmental information, written for young people and teachers
Lesson plans and presentations: Free downloadable lesson plans accompanied by presentations to assist teaching about environmental issues.
Educational videos: Free, downloadable videos on key environmental issues for use by teachers and students.
Free talks in schools: Currently available online for schools anywhere in the UK, our talks and presentations cover a wide range of environmental issues and can be tailored to suit different age groups and abilities.
Better Planet Schools: Our environmental education programme for UK primary schools, providing educational materials and activities for schools to learn about and make a difference to environmental issues.
Environmental news: Regular updates about environmental issues across the planet.
Better Planet Schools is an online environmental education programme, created by the Young People's Trust for the Environment to engage children and teachers in the UK's primary schools. The programme aims to engage students and teachers to learn about and take action on key issues like saving energy to tackle climate change; reducing use of plastics and other waste and increasing recycling; fast fashion; air pollution; and creating new habitats for wildlife to thrive.
Taking part in Better Planet Schools could give you all the evidence you need for great PAGES entry!
Schools choose three modules per year, with each module lasting 10-12 weeks. And every school submitting an end-of-module report gets entered into an end of term draw to win some great prizes, like a free energy survey, or class-sized activity packs.