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District Council sponsors Environmental category in Education Awards 2018

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South Holland District Council will be sponsoring the Environmental category of this year's Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press Education Awards.

The awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in July, celebrate students and staff that have achieved and contributed to educational excellence between June 2017 and May 2018.

Councillor Nick Worth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Growth and Commercialisation said: "We are very proud to support these awards. The council views education not only as vital to young people accessing further education and improving their career opportunities, but also as a driver for the region's economic development.
"The awards recognise students and teachers who have achieved excellence, and are also an encouragement and inspiration to others."

"The Environmental Award is presented to the individual, class or school that has demonstrated a commitment to improving its carbon footprint, caring for the natural environment or increasing environmental understanding.
"It's an especially important category, as effective management of our natural resources, the renewable energy sources that will replace them, understanding and tackling climate change and emerging environmental challenges, are the key issues that will face our children in the future."

The awards are open for nominations until 5pm, Friday 25 May 2018.