A project for the construction of a new 30 pupil Reception year classroom at Bathampton School has won an award for the quality of its building design.
The project recently won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities competing against more than 500 other nominations. The award was presented to the Council at a reception ceremony in the House of Commons.
Councillor Dine Romero (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Youth, said, “Bathampton is one of our most recent improvements to school buildings in the district. Bath & North East Somerset Council has worked hard with to develop a project that will benefit pupils, teachers, and the community for many, many years.
“Everyone is delighted that the quality of the project has been recognised both nationally and regionally by these prestigious awards judged by industry experts.”
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice. Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
Linda Fursland, Chair of Governors at Bathampton Primary School, added, “We are all thrilled to have a wonderful new building with more space for children to experience different types of learning. When you walk in the room you can instantly see so many interesting things our children can do. Our new classroom is a really child-friendly environment.”
The Council’s work will be included in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.