Duke of Edinburgh students win award in County Durham Environment Awards 2020

I am delighted to share with you all the fantastic news that our Duke of Edinburgh students have been declared winners in this year’s County Durham  Environment Awards receiving “HIGHLY COMMENDED”  in the category “Schools and Colleges”.

They were nominated for an award by Louise Harrington of The Durham Heritage Coastal Charity for their hard work during the coastal challenge they undertook in partnership with her. They worked in very cold conditions during winter months to clear rubbish from all of the Durham coast beaches. They performed 16 beach cleans and a total of 68 black bin bags full of rubbish were collected. In addition they managed to remove a shopping trolley and a huge tyre!

This years ceremony was virtual and you can watch the results by following this link and watching the YouTube video.

http://www.countydurhampartnership.co.uk/article/23978/Environment-Awards-2020

 

The DofE team are VERY proud of every student involved and will be sure to display our trophy and certificate proudly in school once we receive it.

Well done !

 

 

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