Schools Dorothy Morley Conservation Award rescheduled to 2022

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By Imogen Haig
7th April 2021

Usually at this time of year (April) we would be visiting schools across Berkshire to find out more about their projects entered for the biennial Dorothy Morley Conservation Award. In appreciation and recognition of the changes and challenges that schools have experienced during this past year, we have decided to postpone the Award until 2022.

Open to all Berkshire schools, the 2022 Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards, promoted by CPRE Berkshire, will 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. The Awards were postponed from early 2020 due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

Gloria Keene, CPRE Berkshire Branch Secretary said:

“Whilst we hoped to bring back the Award scheme for 2021, we look forward to relaunching it for 2022. Helping young people form lifelong connections with nature and conservation can help us bounce back from the pandemic and build resilience in the longer term.

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, particularly now. We hope this countywide award scheme will help school pupils feel that they really can make a difference, particularly when news about the climate change emergency might feel overwhelming. Local action can make a real impact.

We are always ready to help schools with their ideas, whether at fledgling stage or more advanced. Schools, pupils, parents and carers are welcome to get in touch now (April 2021) to find out more. Alternatively we look forward to sharing news about the Award once again later in the year in time for the relaunched scheme in 2022.”

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