Norwich and Norfolk Eco-Award Win £500 prize money or brand-new tablets for your school! The search is on for Norfolk’s environmental heroes … Is your school passionate about protecting the planet? If so, why not enter the 2019 Norfolk and Norwich Eco Awards? We’re looking for schools that have a fantastic approach to looking after the environment. Whether it’s growing your own veg for school dinners, inspiring pupils to look after the planet, or installing solar panels, if your school can prove its environmental excellence we want to hear from you. Rackheath Primary School were last year’s winners, for the innovative ways in which they used environmental issues to aid children’s learning; including an innovative partnership with Next clothing to supply the school with unwanted textile waste. Our secondary school winners, Reepham High impressed judges with their efforts to grow their own vegetables through their inspiring allotment project. Last year the school produced lots of vegetables including leeks, potatoes, runner beans and onions as well as making more than 100 ‘Jars Of Joy’ chutney. Listen to what last year’s winning eco schools had to say. Click here. This awards scheme is free to enter with an easy online application process. Winners receive a trophy and certificate as well as eco awards branding to use for their own marketing purposes. This year we are delighted to offer more prizes and promotion thanks to generous support from this year’s sponsors Eastern Daily Press, Pixie Energy, Updata, Vattenfall, and Veolia. To add even more excitement, the esteemed eco hero title will be chosen by the public via an online vote. So, nominate your eco hero now! We are open for entries until Tuesday 4 December 2018. The official awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 28 March 2019, at The Halls, Norwich. Please visit: www.eco-awards.co.uk for more information and to apply. Primary schools stand a chance to win tablet devices for their schools, donated by Primary School category sponsor Updata. The winning High School stands to win £500 prize money, thanks to Veolia.