School cel­e­brates green win

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Business Kent Update -

School pupils were re­warded for their ded­i­ca­tion to ecofriendly be­hav­iour at an awards cer­e­mony last Thurs­day.

Bod­sham CEP School was named Best En­vi­ron­men­tal School at The Green School Awards. Twenty four schools across Kent were recog­nised at the event for schemes that pro­mote green travel to school, re­cy­cling and sus­tain­abil­ity, na­ture con­ser­va­tion and en­ergy con­ser­va­tion.

Si­mon Dolby, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the KM Char­ity Team, said judges saw some great en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tives that were in­spir­ing and em­pow­ered pupils to strive for a bet­ter fu­ture for their com­mu­ni­ties.

One of the day’s win­ners was Bod­sham CEP School, Ash­ford which claimed the Best En­vi­ron­men­tal School hon­our.

Win­ning schools demon­strated best prac­tice in ed­u­cat­ing stu­dents about the en­vi­ron­ment and en­cour­ag­ing them to adopt eco-friendly ini­tia­tives. Pupils, teach­ers and par­ents from in­fant, pri­mary and sec­ondary schools were in­vited to the award pre­sen­ta­tion staged at Can­ter­bury Cricket Club.

A de­tailed over­view of all the win­ning schemes will be pub­lished in a best prac­tice book­let and avail­able to down­load at http://www. km­char­i­tyteam.co.uk/schools/ green-school-awards/

FRom­ney Marsh Day Cen­tre I look out over a sheep field which is bor­dered by wil­low trees and a thick privet hedge and large gar­dens. Foxes are a daily sight as they trot back and for across the sheep field and right past my win­dow. On sunny days I can of­ten see them sleep­ing in the shel­tered banks.

One of the three foxes has a lame back leg and hob­bles along and has been car­ry­ing this in­jury for over a month. They seem to be more reg­u­lar in the field and be­com­ing more ac­tive (or I am spend­ing more time in the of­fice?). The male has a good thick coat at the mo­ment with a real thick bushy tail, while the fe­male fox has a more lighter coat and

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Owen Leyshon, Rom­ney Marsh Coun­try­side Part­ner­ship, tele­phone 01797 367934 or log on to www.rmcp.co.uk

Pic­ture: Martin Apps FM4672433

Neil Old­field and the award for Best En­vi­ron­men­tal School, with Ali­son Nightin­gale of 3 R’s and Shan­non Ri­volta of Volker High­ways

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