Pupils from four Herefordshire schools came together to visit the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth. The prize was awarded for their winning entries in a schools energy and waste poster competition organised by officers at Herefordshire Council.
The competition was organised to coincide with the launch of an energy saving campaign and Herefordshire Council’s launch of the alternate weekly waste collection service.
The overall prize winners were – Theo Ceney from the Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School, Tom James from Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College, Zach Bennett from St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Alisha Worthy from Kimbolton St James Church of England Primary School.
Herefordshire Schools are very successful at delivering sustainable development education (ESD) and participating in the Eco Schools Award Scheme. Herefordshire Council supports them in this through visits, assemblies, workshops, courses, celebration events, conferences and activity days.
A trip to CAT was seen as a relevant and exciting reward for the winning schools with the added bonus of inspiring them with new ideas to take back to their schools.