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Winning School 2010

Overall Winning School of 2010

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Appetite for Action competition – the Greener Grub Gang from Topsham Primary School! For their fantastic entry they have won £3,000 for their school and a visit from the Sky News team for the day.

The winning team showed incredible dedication to their Greener Grub Challenge, an additional learning curve to their Get Growing Challenge in 2008/9. The Greener Grub Gang have been planting every vegetable and fruit imaginable at their local farm and in their raised beds at school; including peas, lettuce, artichokes, beetroot, courgettes, flowers, aubergines and much more! The Gang have done a fantastic job involving all of the Topsham community including students (by serving produce at the end of every day) and the wider community (by selling produce at local food markets).

They have communicated their message of Greening your Grub by making posters, talking to parents and community members, and by eating lots of the grub too! The Gangs additional activities included; setting up a system to compost their lunchtime waste and appointing Compost Monitors, setting up a Ugandan garden to show visitors the garden work they were completing to send a cow to Uganda, promoting Healthy Schools Week by making healthy lunch box posters, and planting 200 apple trees!

  "I think 200 apple trees is enough for the time being."

” Right have we definately got all 200 in the truck? Who was in charge of counting?”

 

Scottish Regional Winners

Congratulations to the Scottish regional winners of the 2010 Appetite for Action competition – The Green, Mean Eco-Machine Team from Ettrick Primary School near Selkirk. For their outstanding competition entry they have won £3,000 for their school. The Scottish winning team were unlike any other, with just 6 students in the whole school the Eco Team had a lot of work on their hands! Students, teachers, the janitor, gardeners, parents and community members all chipped in to help Ettrick Primary get growing. The team held a planting frenzy week, organised a Garden Market Day and planted hundreds of vegetables in old water bottles!

” Do you think we have to stand out here all day?”

 

Northern Irish Regional Winners

Congratulations to the Northern Irish regional winners of the 2010 Appetite for Action competition – the Crazy Carrots from Ballycraigy Primary School in Antrim. For their fantastic work they have won £3,000 for their school. These crazy orange vegetables have been incredibly busy this summer transforming their school by redeveloping overgrown areas of land, building new raised beds, planting saplings on the school grounds to encourage more wildlife, collecting food waste in an outside compost bin, and of course growing lots of yummy herbs and vegetables to eat!

“Phew! That was a hard days work!”

 

Highly Commended Winners

We were so impressed by the standard of entries this year that we awarded two schools the additional title of Highly Commended and a £1,000 prize for their school. Congratulations to the Incredible MeadEco Warriors from Meadowside Community School in Knaresborough, and to the Green Fingers from Holy Trinity Rosehill C of E Primary School from Stockton-on-Tees!!! 

The Incredible MeadEco Warriors dazzled us with their creative activities for their Reduce Rubbish Challenge. They performed a waste food, rubbish and water survey, contacted their council and spread the work through an eco notice board and newsletter. Congratulations! 

“1 2 3 Jazz Hands!!!” 

 

The Green Fingers impressed us tremendously with their international food week inviting guests to help cook some of their native delicious dishes, their newly transformed garden and garden shed, all the fantastic vegetables they grew over the summer and especially Martha and Snuggles the school rabbits – both humans AND animals need yummy vegeatbles to eat and grow big. Well done team! 

” Schoooooools out for Summer!”

 

Well done to all the prize winning schools!

Also we’d like to say a big well done to all the other schools that entered, there were some brilliant entries which made the judging very difficult.  Your enthusiasm and hard work were not missed. 

We hope to see you all again for the 2010/11 Appetite for Action Competition!

The Appetite for Action programme has been developed in partnership between the leading environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan and Sky. Global Action Plan has run the Action in School programme successfully with over 300 schools, helping them to make small changes that make a big difference. The Appetite for Action programme with Sky will allow many more schools to benefit from the process.