THE Co-operative is inviting Scottish schools to enter a competition to win funds to boost their eco credentials as part of its Green Schools Revolution programme.
A share of an £18,000 prize fund is available to help schools realise their green ambitions, which could be anything from creating a new school garden, to generating their own renewable energy.
Gerard Hill, Regional Secretary for The Co-operative in Scotland, said: “Hundreds of schools in Scotland have pledged their support for the planet by joining The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution, which helps inspire the next generation of green pioneers, with free lessons, trips and green activities available to all UK primary and secondary schools.
“Whether a school is taking small steps at the beginning of their green journey, or becoming a beacon of sustainability in their community, this competition aims to celebrate and provide support for some of the great work going on behind the scenes.”
To be in with a chance of scooping the cash, schools will be showcasing what they have done to bring The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution to life to help improve sustainability in their school, along with plans on how they will use the prize money to make their school greener.
Schools are invited to showcase their Revolution though films, stories and photographs, and the £18,000 prize fund will be divided between primary and secondary schools.
Six primary schools and six secondary schools will receive £1,000 in the regional finals, and one primary school and one secondary school will receive £3,000 each in the overall national final.
There are currently over 3,500 schools signed up to The Co-operative’s free programme. To find out more about the Green Schools Revolution and the competition, visit www.greenschools.coop