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Environmental contest for Harrogate primary schools

Environmental contest for Harrogate primary schools

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 21st February 2020.

The Mayor of Harrogate is launching an environmental award for primary schools in the district.  

  • An environment award is being launched by the Mayor of Harrogate, Stuart Martin. 
  • Primary schools in Harrogate need to create a piece of artwork entirely from recyclable material.
  • Two winners will be chosen after entries are judged in May.  

The inspiration for the award came after three sisters at Brackenfield School - Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora Haddow- made a collage out of recyclable material, which is housed in Harrogate Library.

The challenge for schools is to make a piece of artwork entirely out of recyclable material, which will then be put on display in public.  

Two winners will be chosen from entries, which can be individuals, classes or one project submitted by an entire school. 

Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora with their climate change picture in Harrogate Library
Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora with their artwork in Harrogate Library

 

The contest will be judged on the week commencing 15th May.  The piece of artwork must be portable, so that it can be taken away to be judged.  

Stuart Martin says he hopes it will raise awareness of environmental issues;

"It will be awareness-raising for everybody.  I think most communities are aware of the need to look after the environment but we should keep working to improve and do whatever we can to help the environment."

"The younger generation are very knowlegable, very passionate and very opinionated on the environment and what we should be doing, and I think that's great.  

April Martin, the mayoress of Harrogate, said:

"We're going to be judging in the week commencing 15th April.  The artwork itself can be any material and any medium can be used.    It can be any size, so long as it's portable and we can take it away from school to wherever we're going to judge it."