2020 Dorothy Morley Conservation Award

Environmental Conservation at the heart of a Berkshire Schools Award

We are happy to announce the details of the biennial Berkshire schools environmental conservation award set up in memory of dedicated Berkshire conservationist, Dorothy Morley.

Open to all Berkshire Schools, the 2020 Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards, promoted by CPRE Berkshire, recognise the two best school projects that promote environmental conservation in its widest sense. With a First Prize of £1,000 and Second Prize of £500 available, schools can enter any size project.

Gloria Keene, CPRE Berkshire Branch Secretary said:

“We are always encouraged by the determination, imagination and desire shown by Berkshire’s young people to bring a positive change to their local environment. By promoting this award scheme throughout the county, we hope that we can help school children feel that they really can make a difference, particularly when news about the climate change emergency might feel overwhelming. We believe that local action can bring big changes and look forward to hearing about pupils, teachers and parents working together on what we know will be some fantastic projects.”

Past examples of successful projects include sustainable living such as tree planting and waste recycling; surveys, studies, and other projects which promote conservation; partnership projects with local organisations in towns and villages; promoting organic and local food; creating and developing school gardens; and creating and maintaining accessible wildlife friendly community areas.

Potential applicants can contact Gloria for more information and the competition guidelines on 0118 930 6756, or email cpreberkshire@btopenworld.com. The deadline to register your interest is 31 January 2020, though Gloria strongly advises applicants to contact her before then to give participants longer to develop their projects. In addition, all shortlisted entries are invited to display information about their school projects at CPRE Berkshire’s July 2020 presentation event, a super opportunity that demonstrates the commitment of young people, their schools and families to make a difference to our living environment.

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