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Picknalls First School wins Green Schools Trophy

14th June 2022

Congratulations to Picknalls First School in Uttoxeter, who have won our 2022 Green Schools Trophy plus £50 to put towards their conservation work. The school is passionate about engaging with and caring for nature and is on a mission to promote the benefits of nature and gardening to pupils and their families.

At school, the children have grown a range of vegetables and created a wildflower garden. Every child brought in a tin or milk carton from home which they painted and then planted up with flowers to create a recycled flower garden. Staff brought in old shoes and boots to plant up. Damaged shopping baskets from Tesco have been given a new life as hanging baskets. The children also recycle plastic, card and paper.

Children and helpers at the school planted an impressive 420 saplings around the school boundary. The school has also started to create a wildlife corridor by leaving a 1-metre corridor of uncut grass around the edge of their grounds. Ultimately, all of this isn’t just a a one-off project. It is something that staff want to embed into the very ethos of the school – for the benefit of children, nature and the wider community.

Two people at a school with the trophy
Quernmore landscape