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.  

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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.



48 chances to win!

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

UK Champion 2022 - Pilling St John's CE Primary School and Nursery

UK Champion 2022

Pilling St John's CE Primary School and Nursery
The Seed Bank

The children at Pilling St John’s grew lots of vegetables last year.  Having picked what they could before the summer holidays, the rest went to seed.  When they got back to school, the children were fascinated to examine some broccoli seeds and think about how they turned into plants.  It inspir...

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The Categories

The competition is split up into 4 categories, schools enter projects in one or more of the categories

Green Action Takers - Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools

Green Action Takers

Green Action Takers is for projects that involve work in the school grounds e.g. sensory gardens, ponds, wildlife areas, recycling schemes and composting. Alternatively, for reports on visits to th......

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Green Creators - Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools

Green Creators

Green Creators is for environmentally themed art, music, drama and poetry. Examples include: save the planet song; pollution rap; art inspired by the environment; cleaner planet mural; recycled fas......

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Green Entrepreneurs - Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools

Green Entrepreneurs

Combine learning about running a business with eco products!  For example, you could make and sell recycled Christmas decorations, nestboxes for birds, vegetables that you've grown in the school ga......

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Green Researchers - Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools

Green Researchers

The Green Researchers category is for projects researching any aspect of the environment – can be incorporated into Geography, Science, Maths, I.T. and History e.g. wild bird feeding or recycling s......

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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: 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 for schools within a 30 mile radius of Yeovil, Somerset, 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 new environmental education programme for UK primary schools, providing educational materials and actions for schools to learn about and make a difference to environmental issues.

Environmental news:  Regular updates about environmental issues across the planet.


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