Thursday, 24 May 2018

Joint winners of schools environmental science prize

TWO schools shared the top prize at the Henley schools environmental science competition.

TWO schools shared the top prize at the Henley schools environmental science competition.

Trinity School and St Mary’s School will each receive £600 to support science and environment studies and will share the winner’s trophy.

The competition, which is organised by Henley Wildlife Group and held every two years, was held at the River and Rowing Musuem. Pupils from each of the four competing schools had to give presentations on their science project.

The presentation by St Mary’s focused on the health of the Thames and saving water. Nine year four pupils at Trinity School also gave a presentation about water.

The other schools involved were Sacred Heart in Henley and Sonning Common primary.

The judges were competition chairman John Thornley, Sally Rankin, who chairs the wildlife group, and Andrew Hawkins, a forester and environmentalist.

The certificates, prizes and the trophy were presented by Henley architect Ian Giuliani, Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak, David Hodgkinson, managing director of competition sponsor Quintessa, and Malcolm Dodds, of Henley in Transition.

Dr Thornley said: “It is increasingly realised how critical the environment is for our children’s and grandchildren’s enjoyment of life and indeed our continued existence on this beautiful planet. In this, our local home-grown competition, it has been amazing and encouraging to see the interest, energy and determination with which our young people are tackling these problems.”

The awards were also sponsored by the Henley Educational Trust, Henley Town Council and RPS Energy and supported by the Henley Partnership.

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