Green grant for Parc Eglos pupils
11:00am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
Other schools will be green with envy after Helston's Parc Eglos Primary School was awarded a grant towards its work with the World Wildlife Fund's Green Ambassador scheme.
The school has received £217 from the BT People Awards, thanks to BT volunteer and school governor Dave Reynolds. Mr Reynolds applied for the grant on behalf of the school, which was one of hundreds of groups bidding for money.
The BT People Awards give money to community groups, charities and organisations where BT people volunteer their time.
Parc Eglos impressed the judges with how it plans to use its grant to make a difference to the school and benefit the local community.
Staff and pupils are putting the money towards their work on the Green Ambassador scheme, which encourages youngsters to live more sustainably.
Headteacher Brett Dye said: “This money will be invaluable for us and will encourage our children to find ways to use our environment in a thoughtful way, explore recycling and share ways of reducing the carbon footprint.”
Dave Reynolds, a project manager for BT Global Services, has been a volunteer at the school for three years as a governor and helped launch the WWF Green Ambassador programme there.
He said: “The BT People Awards provides a great opportunity for schools like ours to get some additional help that can make a huge difference. It is very positive that BT recognises the voluntary work of its people and supports local community activities in this way.”