Boston West is the green team

Boston West Primary School, received a �1,000 from EDF Energy prize. Pictured are members of the school's Eco Club.
Boston West Primary School, received a �1,000 from EDF Energy prize. Pictured are members of the school's Eco Club.

THE environmental efforts of youngsters at a Boston primary school have earned them a grant to spend towards a green project of their choice.

Kids at the Sussex Avenue school have spent months working on plans for how to become more sustainable, and learning how to save water and energy in and around the school.

They have now been rewarded for their hard work with a £1,000 grant from EDF Energy, which the school plans to put towards a project in the school grounds called the garden of inspiration.

Boston West won the money - the highest amount available in the draw - after being entered into a prize draw by the Pod, which is EDF’s online programme for greener schools.

Activities at the school were completed as part of Green Britain Day - the third annual event of its kind run by EDF across the UK..

At the heart of their work was a giant centipede, which children used as a base to pin green ideas to.

Louise Fairweather, spokesman for the school, said: “Whether it’s saving energy by turning lights off, picking up litter, walking to school, growing our own food, recycling almost everything that has been used, studying plants, trees, birds and bugs or the reasons for global warming, our children are passionate about caring for our planet.”

A total of 65 schools in Lincolnshire scooped prizes frpom the Pod, including tickets to the London Eye and renewable energy kits.

Robyn Broughton, EDF Energy’s schools programme manager, said: “It’s wonderful to see schools being so enthusiastic and creative as they inspire pupils to learn and do something positive about sustainability issues.

“Hopefully these prizes will inspire the students to develop their ideas even further.”