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Eco-Schools and food for life celebration 2019

On 14 June 2019 we celebrated the hard work of schools in Leicester at our fourth joint Eco-Schools and Food for Life Celebration at De Montfort University. We warmly welcomed 14 schools along with over 40 guest judges including 5 City Councillors and representatives from many local and national environmental organisations. The event was an opportunity for schools to showcase projects which have taken place over the last 12 months.

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Activities came from a wide selection of project ideas including recycling, extinction, the refugee crisis, biodiversity and healthy eating. Judges commented again how difficult it was to pick winners with such enthusiastic students and staff.  Following the more formal judging, students were given the opportunity to judge the other schools’ stalls and pick their Eco-Factor. Prizes were kindly announced and awarded by Cllr Adam Clarke, Deputy City Mayor responsible for Environment, Public Health & Health Integration. This year was the second presentation of Healthier Air for Leicester Schools Awards. 

For further information about any of the projects please contact:

Lee Jowett, Environmental Education Coordinator, Leicester City Council

Tel: 0116 454 2271


We would like to make a special thank you to the Central England Cooperative who kindly sponsored our prizes and awards.

Healthier Air for Leicester Schools Award winners were:

  • Land of Learning
  • Leicester Islamic Academy
  • Mayflower Primary School
  • Sandfield Close Primary School
  • Bridge Junior School

The winners were:

  • Eco-Schools of the Year – Bridge Junior School
  • Food for Life School of the Year – Oaklands Junior School
  • Judges’ special award – Braunstone Community Primary School
  • Eco-factor winner – Sandfield Close Primary School

The schools who attended were:

  • Braunstone Community Primary School
  • Bridge Junior School
  • Catherine Junior School
  • Christ the King Infant team
  • Christ the King Juniors team
  • Fosse Primary
  • Land of Learning
  • Leicester Islamic Academy
  • Mayflower Primary School
  • Overdale Infants School
  • Rushey Mead Primary School
  • Sandfield Close Primary School
  • Sparkenhoe Primary School
  • Spinney Hill Primary School

Please consider the environment.