Cornerstones presented an array of environmental learning that had taken place at the school during the year, including Year 6 topics on energy and insects, a year 5 camping trip and Year 3’s work on woodlands. Meanwhile, a highly entertaining video cast the school’s Eco Committee as superheroes, who checked to make sure that computers and lights were turned off when not in use, that recycling was taking place in the classroom as much as possible and that the playground remained free of litter.
Thornhill Primary’s Deputy Headteacher Liz Berry said: “Winning such a prestigious eco award couldn't have happened without the hard work and dedication of the children and staff, working and learning together to find creative ways in which we can care for our environment and develop as a sustainable school. When we discussed applying for the Award we didn't really consider that we would win! As our school motto says, the whole process has shown just how good we are when we are 'Being our Best!'”